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  • Schilbe brevianalis
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Scientific Name Schilbe brevianalis  (Pellegrin, 1929)
Common Name
Type Locality Dehane riv. Nyong, Cameroun.
Synonym(s) Eutropius brevianalis
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Etymology From the Latin brevis (short) and anus (here referring to the anal fin) because of the short anal fin and the low number of anal fin rays in the types of this species.
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification .

Adipose fin present, head rounded, eyes small, marbled colour pattern, less than 45 branched anal fin rays. Closely resembles Schilbe yangambianus from Zaire, on which the nasal barbels are longer.
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Distribution Known from some coastal rivers of Nigeria and Cameroun.
African Waters, Nigeria Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cameroon waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Oviparous, eggs are unguarded. For many species reproduction takes place during the rainy season.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France v. 54, pp362.
De Vos(1995) A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes)
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Last Update 2013 Feb 20 10:57 (species record created: 2011 Jun 13 20:48)