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Scientific Name Parauchenoglanis ahli  (Holly, 1930)
Common Name
Type Locality Upper Cross River basin, Cameroon.
Synonym(s) Auchenoglanis ahli
Etymology Parauchenoglanis: The Greek prefix para means near; in reference to the resemblance to Auchenoglanis. 
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Size 84mm or 3.3" 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 overall colouration is purplish brown, with head as dark as, or slightly darker than, rest of body. Head and body, as well as adipose, dorsal and caudal fins speckled with numerous small dark dots, those on flank sometimes organized in rows. All other fins uniformly brown. Belly pale and without dots.
General Remarks See also Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of Lower Guinea, West Central Africa, Stiassny, Teugels, Hopkins, pg.597 A systematic revision of the African catfish genus Parauchenoglanis (Siluriformes: Claroteidae). Authors: T. Geerinckx1; D. Adriaens1; G. G. Teugels1; 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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Distribution Africa: Cameroon.
African Waters, Cross (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Feeding In nature, preys on insect larvae, crustaceans, and small fishes - not a fussy eater in the aquarium and will eat most foods.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Sitzungsberichte, Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse v. 139 (Abt. 1) (nos. 3-4), pp 201, Pl. 1 (fig. 9[1?]).
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Last Update 2020 Oct 28 16:57 (species record created: 2008 Jun 09 01:31)