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Scientific Name Doumea gracila  Skelton, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Lobé River, upstream of bridge, Cameroon, 2°52'42''N, 9°53'55''E.
Etymology The specific name is from the Latin gracilus meaning graceful and slender.
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Size 141mm or 5.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Dark grey to black or brown above, light creamy brown below from snout to anal fin, some sooty pigment to caudal.Boundary between dorsal and ventral sections sharply demarcated along body below lateral line, dark patches above pelvic bases.3-6 light patches on dorsal surface from behind head to caudal, head above dark grey, black or brown with light brown patches over gill covers and behind eyes. Dark pre-orbital stripe sometimes present.fins with grey-black rays, paired fins grey-black with light medial section, outer rays of caudal dark grey-black.
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Distribution West-central Africa: Nyong to Ntem rivers, southern Cameroon.
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Nyong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Southern Cameroon Waters, Ntem (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Vulnerable
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zootaxa No. 1578. The Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of Lower Guinea.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 20 17:33 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 05:18)