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  • Schilbe grenfelli
  • Schilbe grenfelli
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Scientific Name Schilbe grenfelli  (Boulenger, 1900)
Common Name
Type Locality Bolobo, Congo.
Synonym(s) Eutropius bomae, Eutropius gastratus, Eutropius grenfelli
Pronunciation skill bee
Etymology Named for the collector of the type specimen, Mr. G. Grenfel, protestant missionary.
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Size 507mm or 20" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification .

Live coloration shows a greybrown head and back, sides silvery sometimes with an irregular greyish pattern and an iridescent reflection. Base of pectoral, pelvic and anal fins yellowish, the fins often being faintly greyish speckled , ventral sides of head pale, belly silvery white.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Africa: Congo basin, Ogowe, Nyanga, Ntem and Campo rivers.
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Southern Cameroon Waters, Ntem (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Gabon Waters, Ogowe (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nyanga (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Campo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Vegetable debris, insects and small fish are consumed in the wild.
Breeding Unreported in the hobby. Juveniles are found in flood plains during the rainy season.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Jump to next section Further Information
References Ann. Mus. Congo (Ser. Zool.)v. 1 (fasc. 5) - pp137 - Pl. 50 (fig. 1).De Vos(1995) A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes).
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Last Update 2014 Jul 15 18:42 (species record created: 2001 Apr 26 00:00)