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  • Chrysichthys aluuensis
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Scientific Name Chrysichthys aluuensis  Risch, 1985
Common Name
Type Locality New Calabar River, 30 kilometers northwest from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, 4°55'N, 6°52'E.
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 91mm or 3.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Several juvenile Chrysichthys are different species look similar to those pictured above, identification to species level is difficult to determine.
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Distribution Africa: known from the type locality (Omuuehuechi-Aluu, New Calabar River, Rivers State, Nigeria). Also known from Ntem River in Cameroon.

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revue de Zoologie Africaine v. 99 (no. 2), pp 185, Figs. 2-3.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 19 04:50 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)