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Scientific NameChrysichthys dendrophorus  (Poll, 1966)
Common Name
Type LocalityKinsuka rapids, Kinshasa, Zaire [Democratic Republic of Congo].
Synonym(s)Amarginops dendrophorus, Rheoglanis dendrophorus
Pronunciationcry sick thiss
EtymologyChrysichthys: From the Greek chrysos, meaning golden and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the golden-yellow color (of the type species, C. auratus). 
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Size 600mm or 23.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAfrica: rapids in the Lower Congo
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusVulnerable
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesRevue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines v. 74 (pts 3-4)
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2008 Jun 25 05:47 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 05:12)