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Scientific Name Schilbe congensis  (Leach, 1818)
Common Name
Type Locality Congo [Zaire] River
Synonym(s) Eutropius congensis, Silurus congensis
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Etymology After the type locality of this species.
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Size 367mm or 14.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification .

In alcohol, head and back brownish,sides pale and silvery,belly also pale, a large dark blotch is visible where the swim-bladder lies close below the skin, fins more or less colorless.
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Distribution Africa: Congo system.
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Exped. Zaire. De Vos(1995) A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes).
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Last Update 2014 Jul 15 18:41 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 05:12)