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  • Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi
  • Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi
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Scientific Name Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi  (Popta, 1913)
Common Name
Type Locality Warri River (Niger Delta, 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.
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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 Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Unreported
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References 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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Last Update 2009 Sep 26 09:05 (species record created: 2008 Jun 09 01:33)