Cat-eLog Right Arrow Amphiliidae Right Arrow Doumeinae Right Arrow Phractura

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Scientific Name Phractura clauseni  Daget & Stauch, 1963
Common Name
Type Locality Upper Comoé at Samago Iri, Bénoué basin, Cameroon.
Pronunciation frak TWO rah
Etymology Phractura: From the Greek phraktos, meaning fenced in and oura, meaning tail; in reference to the bony plates enclosing the slender caudal peduncle. 
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Size 78mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: tributaries of Comoe and Black Volta Rivers (Upper Volta), Ogun River (western Nigeria), upper Benoue River (Cameroon). Also known from the lower Niger, coastal rivers like Ibu and Mono.
IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Mémoires de l'Institut français d'Afrique Noire No. 68, pp 95, Fig. 2
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Last Update 2013 Sep 04 15:42 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 05:32)