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Scientific Name Arius madagascariensis  Vaillant, 1894
Common Name Madagascar Sea Catfish
Type Locality Murundava River, western Madagascar.
Pronunciation AR ee uss
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Size 700mm or 27.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: western coast of Madagascar; seldom on the eastern coast. Also found in Mozambique and Tanzania.
African Waters, Madagascar waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Tanzania Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2016.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (8th Série) v. 6, pp 77 [10]
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Last Update 2013 Sep 12 10:56 (species record created: 2013 Mar 28 14:52)