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  • Malapterurus monsembeensis
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Scientific NameMalapterurus monsembeensis  Norris, 2002
Common Name
Type LocalityCongo River basin, Kinshasa [Léopoldville], 4°20'S, 15°15'E, Congo.
Pronunciationmah lah TERR oo russ
EtymologyMalapterurus: From the Greek malakos, meaning soft, pteron, meaning fin and oura, meaning tail; presumably in reference to the adipose fin, which appears all the more prominent in the absence of the rayed dorsal fin. 
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Size 560mm or 22" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAfrica: Widely distributed in the Congo River system, including the lower Congo and most major tributaries.
African Waters, 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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ReferencesKoninklijk Mus. Midden-Afr. Tervuren
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Mar 14 17:47 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 05:43)