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Scientific Name Channallabes sp. (1)   
Common Name Gold Eel Catfish
Pronunciation cha nal ah bez
Etymology Channallabes: From the Greek, channe, meaning anchovy and allabes, the name of a Nilotic fish (a kind of lamprey); in reference to the shape of the fish. 
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Sexing The genital papilla, which is to the right of the anus as you look at the fish with its head to the left, is elongated and pointed in males while it is round and relatively larger (and larger than the anus) in females. In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices. It may be hard to see with the naked eye.
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Breeding Unreported.
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Last Update 2009 Dec 14 03:43 (species record created: 2009 Dec 09 13:14)