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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 500mm or 19.7" 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.
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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 Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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.
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Reference Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 6), pp 137, Pl. 50 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2020 Sep 23 13:02 (species record created: 2001 Apr 26 00:00)