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Scientific Name Atopochilus mandevillei  Poll, 1959
Common Name
Type Locality Stanley Pool, Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Etymology Atopochilus: From the Greek atopos, meaning strange, and cheilos, meaning lip; in reference to the unusual oral morphology. 
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Size 141mm or 5.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A. mandevillei can be identified by the long maxillary barbels, strong and heavily serrated pectoral fin spines, and the coarse granulations on the head.
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Distribution Africa: known from the type locality, Stanley Pool.
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Pool Malebo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annales du Musée du Congo Belge v. 71 (art. 3), pp 104, Pl. 18 (figs. 2A-2C).
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Last Update 2020 Aug 08 14:21 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 11:29)