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  • Chrysichthys macropterus
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Scientific Name Chrysichthys macropterus  Boulenger, 1920
Common Name
Type Locality Stanley [Boyoma] Falls, Avakubi, and Bafwasende, Zaire [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 284mm or 11.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Congo River system.
African Waters, Congo (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.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annales du Musée du Congo Belge Sér. C (Zoologie) (Sér. 1) v. 2 (fasc. 4), pp 27, Pl. 24.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:30 (species record created: 2010 Jan 27 15:17)