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Scientific Name Austroglanis sclateri  (Boulenger, 1901)
Common Names Rock Catfish
Klipbaber (South African)
Type Locality Vaal River, Transvaal [now Gauteng], South Africa.
Synonym(s) Gephyroglanis sclateri
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Orange-Vaal system, South Africa. Also found in Lesotho and Namibia.
African Waters, Orange (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Orange, Vaal (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Feeding In the wild feeds on invertebrates, especially insects, taken from rock surfaces; larger specimens also take small fish.
Furniture Occurs in rocky habitats in flowing water, favoring rapids.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals of the South African Museum v. 2 (pt 7), pp 228, Pl. 13.
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Last Update 2019 Aug 23 06:00 (species record created: 2010 Jul 06 06:00)