Cat-eLog Right Arrow Mochokidae Right Arrow Chiloglanidinae Right Arrow Atopochilus

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Scientific NameAtopochilus mandevillei  Poll, 1959
Common Name
Type LocalityStanley Pool, Congo River, Zaire [Democratic Republic of Congo]
EtymologyAtopochilus: 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.
IdentificationA. 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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DistributionAfrica: 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 StatusData Deficient
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesAnnales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale (Ser. 8), Sci Zool. v. 71
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2010 Oct 21 02:03 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 11:29)