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  • Chrysichthys helicophagus
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Scientific Name Chrysichthys helicophagus  Roberts & Stewart, 1976
Common Name
Type Locality Lower Congo River, near Tadi, Democratic Republic of Congo, 5°14'S, 13°56'E.
Pronunciation cry sick thiss
Etymology Chrysichthys: 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 180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Lower Congo River, downstream of Malebo Pool.
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 147 (no. 6), pp 276, Pl. 6 (fig. e).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:47 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 05:35)