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Scientific NameChrysichthys longibarbis  (Boulenger, 1899)
Common Name
Type LocalityKinshasa [Leopoldville], Zaire [Democratic Republic of Congo].
Synonym(s)Chrysobagrus longibarbis
Pronunciationcry sick thiss - lon gee bar biss
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 250mm or 9.8" 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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ReferencesAnnales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 3);
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2008 Jun 23 10:54 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 05:37)