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Scientific Name Paramphilius teugelsi  Skelton, 1989
Common Name
Type Locality Ruisseau affluent de Mamou (Little Scarcies River system), Guinea, west Africa, about 10°09'N, 11°50'W.
Etymology From the Greek para and amphi meaning in both sides. Named for ichthyologist Dr. Guy Teugels in recognition for his contributions to the knowledge of west African freshwater fishes.
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Size 51mm or 2" 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.

Uniform dark brown dorsally, head and abdomen pale brown ventrally. Fin rays dark brown, the fin membranes clear. Has a proportionally deeper body, longer head and larger fins than other species of the genus.
Sexing Mature males have a bigger more swollen looking head than females.
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Distribution Africa: affluence of the Mamou (Little Scarcies River) and the Kogon in Guinea.

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IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2006.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference The J.L.B Smith Institute of Ichthyology Special Publication No. 48, pp 2, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 11 02:14 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:03)