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Scientific Name Phractura tenuicauda  (Boulenger, 1902)
Common Name
Type Locality Ubangi River at Banzyville, Democratic Republic of Congo, about 4°18'N, 21°11'E.
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 95mm or 3.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Congo River system.

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 2 (fasc. 2), pp 48, Pl. 14 (fig. 2)
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Last Update 2013 Sep 05 20:48 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 05:37)