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  • Mochokus brevis
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Scientific Name Mochokus brevis  Boulenger, 1906
Common Name
Type Locality White Nile River, Sudan.
Etymology Latin brevis meaning short
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Size 31mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Shorter and deeper bodied than Mochkus niloticus The anterior side of the dorsal spine is smooth (serrated in M.niloticus).Humeral process is long and pointed.10 to 14 rays in the adipose fin.The caudal fin is indented with lobes of equal length.Base coloration is yellow-brown with dark brown to blackish marbling. A darker spot extends across the flanks beneath the dorsal, a second below the adipose fin a third on the caudal peduncle.Small dark dots which may form transverse bands on the fins.
General Remarks Seegers(2008) mentions its occurence in the Chad drainage is questionable.
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Distribution Africa: Nile and Chad basins.
African Waters, Nile (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 18 (no. 104) (art. 21), pp 148.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 13 11:04 (species record created: 2011 Sep 24 15:44)