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Scientific Name Austroglanis barnardi  (Skelton, 1981)
Common Names Barnard's Rock Catfish
Barnard Se Kilpbaber (South African)
Type Locality Noordhoeks River at roadbridge, tributary of Olifants River, Cape Province, South Africa, 32°43'15"S, 19°03'59"E.
Synonym(s) Gephyroglanis barnardi
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Size 81mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks A critically endangered species of catfish, A. barnardi is threatened by habitat destruction from several causes associated with agricultural development, including stream channelisation, water abstraction, and sedimentation, all of which reduce the incidence of their obligate riffle habitat. They are also threatened by introduced predators and introduced plants may have an extensive effect on their habitat.
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Distribution Thee and Noordhoeks Rivers, both small tributaries of the Clanwilliam Olifants river in the Western Cape, South Africa.
African Waters, Clanwilliam Olifant, Noordhoeks (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Clanwilliam Olifant, Thee (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Endangered
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Furniture Inhabits riffles among loosely bedded rocks and coarse sand.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums (Natural History) v. 13 (no. 15), pp 220, Figs. 2, 4-6, 8-21.
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Last Update 2019 Aug 23 06:00 (species record created: 2010 Jul 06 05:59)