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  • Bagrus caeruleus
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Scientific Name Bagrus caeruleus  Roberts & Stewart, 1976
Common Name
Type Locality Lower Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo, 5°31.5'S, 13°37.5'E.
Pronunciation BAG russ
Etymology The generic name comes from the Mozarabic bagre, taken from the Greek pagros, meaning a fish (Dentex sp.). 
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Size 210mm or 8.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Only known from the type locality (near Inga hydroelectric dam and near Gombe or Ngombe about 20 km downstream from Kinshasa).
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Vulnerable
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 147 (no. 6), pp 275.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:32 (species record created: 2008 Jun 01 04:27)