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  • Parauchenoglanis longiceps
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Scientific Name Parauchenoglanis longiceps  (Boulenger, 1913)
Common Name
Type Locality Nyong River, southern Cameroon.
Synonym(s) Auchenoglanis longiceps, Auchenoglanis maculosus
Etymology Parauchenoglanis: The Greek prefix para means near; in reference to the resemblance to Auchenoglanis. 
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Size 411mm or 16.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification In all Parauchenoglanis the small eyes are not covered by a transparent skin (having a free border). The first dorsal spine is small, the second large and strong followed by seven branched fin rays (rarely eight). Pectoral fin with one spine and 7-8 branched rays, pelvic fin with six rays (of which five are branched), anal fin with 6-10 branched rays. Edge of caudal is straight or rounded.

This species' body is low and moderately elongate. Overall body colour brown or reddish, head and flanks are strewn with many small dark spots, as are the dorsal, caudal and adipose fins, spots are the same size on head and body. Other fins are uniformly brown or grey. The belly is paler without any dots.
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Distribution Nyong River, Cameroon, western Africa.
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Nyong (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Endangered
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 12 (no. 67)
Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of Lower Guinea, West Central Africa, Stiassny, Teugels, Hopkins, pg.601
Geerinckx T., Adriaens D., Teugels G.G. & Verraes W., 2004. A systematic revision of the African catfish genus Parauchenoglanis Boulenger, 1911 (Siluriformes: Claroteidae). Journal of Natural History, 38 (6): 775-803.
Geerinckx T., Risch L., Vreven E., Adriaens D. & Teugels G.G., 2007. Claroteidae. In Poissons d’eaux douces et saumâtres de Basse Guinée, ouest de l’Afrique Centrale – The fresh and brackish water fishes of Lower Guinea, West Central Africa (Stiassny M.L.J., Teugels G.G. & Hopkins C.D., eds). RMCA (Tervuren) & IRD (Paris), p. 586-629.
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Last Update 2009 Sep 27 02:15 (species record created: 2008 May 25 12:41)