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Scientific Name Chrysichthys turkana  Hardman, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality 2 miles northeast of Ferguson spit, Lake Turkana, Kenya, depth 30 metes.
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). Named after the lake it lives in.
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Size 93mm or 3.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: restricted to Lake Turkana.
African Waters, Eastern Rift Valley Lakes, Turkana (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Copeia 2008 (no. 2)
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Last Update 2009 Jan 02 00:53 (species record created: 2008 Dec 28 09:30)