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  • Phractura macrura
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Scientific Name Phractura macrura  Poll, 1967
Common Name
Type Locality Caungula, Cassange River, tributary of Uamba River, Angola, 8°07'S, 18°09'E.
Pronunciation frak TWO rah
Etymology Phractura: From the Greek phraktos, meaning fenced in and oura, meaning tail; in reference to the bony plates enclosing the slender caudal peduncle. 
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Size 91mm or 3.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: southern tributaries of the Kasai (middle Congo River basin) in Angola, including the Cuango, Uamba and Cuilo.
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Kasai (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Kasai, Kwango (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Kasai, Uamba (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Kasai, Cuilo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Publicações Culturais, Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (DIAMANG), Lisboa No. 75, pp 269, Fig. 129.
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Last Update 2019 Aug 23 05:56 (species record created: 2010 Jan 27 16:18)