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Scientific NameChrysichthys punctatus  (Boulenger, 1899)
Common NameSpiny Catfish
Type LocalityStanley Pool and Kutu, Zaire [Democratic Republic of Congo].
Synonym(s)Amarginops punctatus
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 155mm or 6.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAfrica: Congo River system below Stanley Falls.
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesAnnales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 5);
Registered Keepers(1) jippo, who also notes: "These ones C. cf. punctatus".

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Last Update2008 Jun 23 10:14 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 05:29)