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Scientific Name Chrysichthys graueri  Steindachner, 1911
Common Name Spiny Catfish
Type Locality Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania.
Pronunciation cry sick thiss
Etymology Chrysichthys: 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 360mm or 14.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks There has been a suggestion that Tanganyikan forms of Chrysichthys belong in a new genus Bathybagrus. We follow Catalog of Fishes, which has yet to change this.
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Distribution Africa: Lake Tanganyika
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika (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 Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 48 (no. 26), pp 529.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 09:31 (species record created: 2008 Jul 16 17:14)