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Scientific Name Galeichthys feliceps  Valenciennes, 1840
Common Names White Barbel
Hvid Havmalle (Denmark), White Baggar, White Sea Catfish
Type Locality Vicinity of Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.
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Size 550mm or 21.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Southeast Atlantic: Bosluisbaai, Torra Bay and Swakopmund or Walvis Bay, northwest Namibia to Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Western Atlantic: Cape Cod, USA to the Gulf of Mexico. Western Indian Ocean: Beira, Mozambique to Transkei, South Africa. Records from Guinea-Bissau as Tachysurus feliceps and from Guinea as Arius feliceps are erroneous. Reported from Madagascar.
IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 29, Pl. 424
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Last Update 2013 Sep 12 17:51 (species record created: 2013 Mar 28 14:54)