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Scientific Name Chrysichthys praecox  Hardman & Stiassny, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Lac Ilungu, Mai-Ndombe, 1°33'44''S, 18°38'33''E, Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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 63mm or 2.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Sexually mature males display expanded cheek muscles, mouths and toothplates and rectal skinfolds.
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Distribution Endemic to Lake Mai-Ndombe (formerly Lake Albert) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Albert (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 19 (no. 2), pp 177, Figs. 2-4.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 02:24 (species record created: 2008 Dec 28 09:30)