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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Paramphilius firestonei Schultz, 1942|
|Type Locality||Bromley, Liberia|
|Etymology||From the Greek para and amphi meaning in both sides. In reference to being collected in the Firestone Plantation, Du River drainage as well as at Bromley.|
|Size||59mm or 2.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The fishes of the genus have elongate cylindrical bodies, short deep heads and short rounded fins. Small eyes far forward, mouth broadwith fleshy lips.Long and slender barbels and caudal fin can be truncate or rounded.
Pale brown, lighter on belly, small dark spots irregularly scattered over back, usually a black spot on caudal-fin base and a black bar across upper half of caudal fin.
|Sexing||Mature males have a bigger more swollen looking head than females.|
|Distribution||Rivers Du and St. Paul near the coastline, Liberia, West-central Africa.
African Waters, Saint Paul (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Saint Paul, Du (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Endangered|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 92. Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of West Africa, Paugy et al.|
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|Last Update||2012 Dec 31 15:25 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 03:56)|