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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Parailia spiniserrata Svensson, 1933|
|Type Locality||Swamps along Gambia River, MacCarthy Island area, western Africa.|
|Pronunciation||Pah RAIL ee ah|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the Latin prefix par-, meaning equal and Ailia, a genus of schilbeid catfishes, in reference to the similarity between this genus and Ailia. From the Latin spina meaning spine and serratus meaning serrated, referring to the strong serrations on the inner side of the pectoral spine in this species.|
|Size||54mm or 2.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||All species of this genus have no dorsal fin and are small being no larger than 150 mm SL.
Coloration is silvery, more or less dotted with irregular and star-shaped deep brown chromatophores dorsally and laterally.(Svensson 1933).Adipose fin always absent, inner side of the pectoral spine with stronly developed serrations.59-70 soft anal fin rays.
|Distribution||Gambia, Geba and Jong River basins, western Africa.
African Waters, Gambia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Geba (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Jong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Feeding||In the wild have been found with stomachs full of insects and small crustacea.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens handlingar. v. 12 (no. 3).
A Systematic Revision of the African Schilbeidae,De Vos, 1995.
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 20 10:57 (species record created: 2013 Jan 20 17:43)|