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  • Chrysichthys maurus
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Scientific Name Chrysichthys maurus  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name
Type Locality Senegal River, 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 Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2006.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14, pp 431.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 18 01:01 (species record created: 2006 Jul 31 10:26)