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Scientific Name Parauchenoglanis monkei  (Keilhack, 1910)
Common Names Dotted Catfish
African Shovelnose Catfish, Spotted Catfish
Type Locality Near Logobaba, Cameroon (4°02'N, 9°45'W).
Synonym(s) Auchenoglanis fasciatus, Auchenoglanis monkei, Parauchenoglanis fasciatus, Parauchenoglanis loennbergi
Etymology Parauchenoglanis: The Greek prefix para means near; in reference to the resemblance to Auchenoglanis. 
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Size 215mm or 8.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification In all Parauchenoglanis the small eyes are not covered by a transparent skin (having a free border). The first dorsal spine is small, the second large and strong followed by seven branched fin rays (rarely eight). Pectoral fin with one spine and 7-8 branched rays, pelvic fin with six rays (of which five are branched), anal fin with 6-10 branched rays. Edge of caudal is straight or rounded.
General Remarks See also Geerinckx T., Adriaens D., Teugels G.G. & Verraes W., 2004. A systematic revision of the African catfish genus Parauchenoglanis Boulenger, 1911 (Siluriformes: Claroteidae). Journal of Natural History, 38 (6): 775-803. Geerinckx T., Risch L., Vreven E., Adriaens D. & Teugels G.G., 2007. Claroteidae. In Poissons d’eaux douces et saumâtres de Basse Guinée, ouest de l’Afrique Centrale – The fresh and brackish water fishes of Lower Guinea, West Central Africa (Stiassny M.L.J., Teugels G.G. & Hopkins C.D., eds). RMCA (Tervuren) & IRD (Paris), p. 586-629.
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Distribution Africa: from the Ouémé River in Benin to the rivers Sanaga and Dja (middle Congo River basin) in Cameroon. Also reported from Democratic Republic of the Congo.
African Waters, Ouémé (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Sanaga (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Dja (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Preys on insect larvae, crustaceans, and small fishes.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin v. 5 (no. 1), pp 120.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:23 (species record created: 2009 Sep 26 08:16)