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  • Malapterurus monsembeensis
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Scientific Name Malapterurus monsembeensis  Roberts, 2000
Common Name
Type Locality Upper Congo at Monsembe.
Pronunciation mah lah TERR oo russ
Etymology Malapterurus: 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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Distribution Africa: 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 Status Least Concern
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Occasional Papers in Ichthyology No. 1, pp 9.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:50 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 05:43)