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Scientific Name Paramphilius firestonei  Schultz, 1942
Common Name
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.
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Size 61mm or 2.4" 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.
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Distribution Africa: St. Paul, Du and Borlor rivers in Liberia.
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 Category Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 92 (no. 3152), pp (328) 333, Pl. 36 (fig. 3).
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Last Update 2020 Oct 11 04:04 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 03:56)