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Scientific NameMochokiella paynei  Howes, 1980
Common NamesPayne's Catfish
Payne's Afrikanischer Wels (Germany)
Type LocalityKassawe Forest Reserve, Sierra Leone.
EtymologyMochokiella: From the Latin diminutive suffix -ella; in reference to the small size of the fish (literally: "a small Mochokus"). 
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Size 55mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAfrica: known from the type locality, Kassawe Forest Reserve, Sierra Leone. (It would appear that the correct name, according to Wikipedia is Kasewe Forest Reserve).
African Waters, Sierra Leone Waters, Kassawe Forest Reserve (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern
Temperature22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesBull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Zool.v. 38 (no. 3) - pp165 - Figs. 1, 2b
Registered Keepers(1) Floody, (2) Silurus, (3) jippo (k: 15), (4) The.Dark.One, (5) Richard B (k: 4), (6) Birger (k: 5), (7) Armadillo Del Rio, (8) ali12345 (k: 3), (9) pawel060, (10) seba089 (k: 3), (11) Regina, (12) Long Barbels (k: 2), (13) DavidNMaddieHaveCats, (14) Gulper, (15) synolover, (16) syorksaquarist (k: 10), who also notes: "Mainly nocturnal and non-confrontational. Live happily with Synodontis nigriventris, tetras and small cichlids", (17) Ant.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
Articles
Article - CotM 2008 November
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Last Update2013 Jan 30 18:01 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)