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  • Chrysichthys maurus
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Scientific Name Chrysichthys maurus  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name
Type Locality Senegal R., Senegal.
Synonym(s) Bagrus maurus, Chrysichthys velifer, Gephyroglanis lowei
Pronunciation cry sick thiss
Etymology Chrysichthys: From the Greek chrysos, meaning golden and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the golden-yellow color (of the type species, C. auratus). 
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Size 510mm or 20.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Senegal and Pra (Ghana). Reported from rivers of Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
African Waters, Pra (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Sénégal (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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Hist. Nat. Poiss. v. 14 431
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Last Update 2006 Jul 31 10:26 (species record created: 2006 Jul 31 10:26)