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  • Chrysichthys brevibarbis
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Scientific Name Chrysichthys brevibarbis  (Boulenger, 1899)
Common Name Afrikanischer Silberwels (Germany)
Type Locality Boma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Synonym(s) Chrysobagrus brevibarbis
Pronunciation cry sick thiss
Etymology Chrysichthys: From the Greek chrysos, meaning golden and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the golden-yellow color (of the type species, C. auratus). 
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Size 400mm or 15.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Congo River system below Stanley Falls.
African Waters, Congo (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 2009.
pH 6.3 - 7.5
Temperature 20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 4-18.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 3), pp 40, Pl. 21 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 18 14:18 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)