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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 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.

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 Africa: headwater tributaries of Senegal River, near Ditinn and Mamou, Guinea. Also known from the upper course of the Bafing River (Senegal basin) and the basins of the Konkouré, Corubal, Little Scarcies and the Fouta Djalon region in Guinea.
IUCN Red List Category Near Threatened, 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 Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 1) v. 13 (no. 1), pp 24.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 11 02:14 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:04)