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Scientific Name Microsynodontis vigilis  Ng, 2004
Common Name Pygmy Synodontis
Type Locality Branch of Nzorband creek, near village of Nzorband, 0°34'06.2"S, 10°12'46.4"E, 12 kilometers north of Lambaréné, Moyen-Ogooué Province, Gabon.
Pronunciation mike row sin oh don tiss
Etymology Microsynodontis: From the Greek mikros, meaning small, and synodontis; in reference to the small size of members of this genus. 
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Size 62mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The genus Microsynodontis has an interrupted lateral line. The caudal fin is usually rounded or truncate, sometimes with a slight indent. There is a long adipose fin with no fin ray. Three pairs of barbels with the mandibular barbels branched.
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Distribution Africa: Ogowe River, Gabon.
African Waters, Gabon Waters, Ogowe (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.
Other Parameters Found in a forest stream with a sandy bottom.
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Furniture Natural habitat is a forest stream with a sandy bottom.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 531, pp 39, Fig. 16.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:18 (species record created: 2004 Apr 04 00:00)