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  • Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi
  • Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi
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Scientific Name Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi  (Popta, 1913)
Common Name
Type Locality Warri River, western Niger Delta, Upper Nigeria.
Synonym(s) Auchenoglanis buettikoferi
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.

The holotype of this species is brownish with possible spots on flanks.
General Remarks See also The fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of West Africa,Paugy;Leveque;Teugels.pg. 91. 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; Nigeria; Warri River
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger, Lower Niger, Warri (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Critically Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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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
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Notes from the Leyden Museum v. 35 (nos 3-4) (art. 27), pp 237, Pl. 10.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:43 (species record created: 2008 Jun 09 01:33)