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Scientific Name Chrysichthys cranchii  (Leach, 1818)
Common Name Kokuni
Type Locality Lower Congo [Zaire] River
Synonym(s) Amarginops cranchii, Chrysichthys borressoni, Pimelodus cranchii
Pronunciation cry sick thiss
Etymology Chrysichthys: From the Greek chrysos, meaning golden and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the golden-yellow color (of the type species, C. auratus). 
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Size 1500mm or 59.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Lualaba River system, Congo Democratic republic
African Waters, Congo, Upper Congo, Lualaba (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References A general notice of the animals taken by Mr. John Cranch, during the expedition to explore the source of the River Zaire. Appendix 4.
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Last Update 2015 May 09 19:18 (species record created: 2008 May 03 05:32)