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Scientific Name Chrysichthys cranchii  (Leach, 1818)
Common Name Kokuni
Type Locality Lower Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference A general notice of the animals taken by Mr. John Cranch, pp 409.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:08 (species record created: 2008 May 03 05:32)