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Scientific Name Mochokiella paynei  Howes, 1980
Common Names Payne's Catfish
Payne's Afrikanischer Wels (Germany)
Type Locality Kassawe Forest Reserve, Sierra Leone.
Etymology Mochokiella: 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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Distribution Africa: 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 Status Least Concern
Temperature 22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology v. 38 (no. 3), pp 165, Figs. 1, 2b.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 17 13:47 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)