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Scientific Name Parailia somalensis  (Vinciguerra, 1897)
Common Name
Type Locality Ganana River at Lugh, Somalia.
Synonym(s) Ailia somalensis, Physailia somalensis, Physailia somalensis somalensis, Physailia somalensis tanensis
Pronunciation Pah RAIL ee ah
Etymology The generic name comes from the Latin prefix par-, meaning equal and Ailia, a genus of schilbeid catfishes, in reference to the similarity between this genus and Ailia
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Size 69mm or 2.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification All species of this genus have no dorsal fin and are small being no larger than 150 mm SL.
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Distribution Africa: Ganana River in Somalia and Tana River in Kenya.
African Waters, Ganana (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Tana (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 Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (Serie 2) v. 17, pp 346 [4].
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Last Update 2020 Oct 28 13:37 (species record created: 2010 Aug 01 21:53)