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Scientific Name Paramphilius trichomycteroides  Pellegrin, 1907
Common Name
Type Locality Ditinn, Fouta Djallon, Guinea, western Africa.
Etymology From the Greek para and amphi meaning in both sides. 
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Size 53mm or 2.1" 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.

Upper parts of body uniformly dark brown, with lighter areas on the belly.
Sexing Mature males have a bigger more swollen looking head than females.
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Distribution Known from the upper course of the Bafing (Senegal Basin) and from the basins of the Konkoure, Corubal, Little Scarcies in the Fouta Djalon region of Guinea.Has been reported from Sierra Leone and one specimen was collected from the River Loffa, Southeastern Guinea.
IUCN Red List Status Near Threatened
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 1) v. 13 (no. 1). Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of West Africa, Paugy et al.
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Last Update 2012 Dec 31 15:26 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:04)