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Scientific Name Andersonia leptura  Boulenger, 1900
Common Name
Type Locality Pond near Koshek, Sudan.
Synonym(s) Andersonia pellegrini, Slatinia mongallensis
Etymology Named in memory of the late Dr. John Anderson, who contributed much to the study of the zoology of the Nile region. 
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Size 46mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The genus is currently monotypic. The dorsal, pectoral and adipose fins each have a distinct spine anteriorly. A series of bony scutes cover the body posterior of the dorsal-fin origin.The lateral abdominal surface is not covered with superficial scutes.

Greyish above, dotted and marbled with blackish, white beneath, reddish abdomen, indistinct dark bars across the back.
General Remarks Found in standing water, along the margin of a lake, on a muddy substratum (Daget, 1959: 680).
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Distribution Africa, Nilo-Sudanic Bioregion, Chad Basin, Nile River Basin, Niger River Basin, Omo River Basin.
African Waters, Chad (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nile (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Eastern Rift Valley Lakes, Turkana, Omo (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 Boulenger,1900. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 6 (no. 36). Ferraris, CJ Jr & RP Vari, 2012. Review of the African catfish genus Andersonia (Teleostei: Siluriformes). Zootaxa 3210: 39–49.
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Last Update 2013 Mar 03 09:50 (species record created: 2012 Feb 12 12:04)