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Scientific Name Austroglanis barnardi  (Skelton, 1981)
Common Names Barnard's Rock Catfish
Barnard Se Klipbaber (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 Africa: Clanwilliam Olifants River system, South Africa. Extremely uncommon and threatened by stream channeling, water extraction, sedimentation and introduced bass.
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 Category Not Evaluated
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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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Reference 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 2020 Oct 28 13:44 (species record created: 2010 Jul 06 05:59)