|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Mochokus brevis Boulenger, 1906|
|Type Locality||White Nile River, Sudan.|
|Etymology||Latin brevis meaning short|
|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.|
|Distribution||Nile and Chad basins, north-central Africa.
Seegers(2008) mentions its occurence in the Chad drainage is questionable.
African Waters, Nile (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 18 (no. 104).
Seegers [L.] 2008:pg.353,The Catfishes of Africa.
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|Last Update||2013 Jan 30 18:01 (species record created: 2011 Sep 24 15:44)|