|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chrysichthys furcatus Günther, 1864|
|Common Name||Aluminum Catfish|
|Type Locality||Niger, western Africa.|
|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).|
|Size||650mm or 25.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Coastal rivers of western Africa, from Liberia to Angola.
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nipoué (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Gambia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Taja (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2007.|
|Temperature||22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 5, pp 430.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 18 14:18 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 10:16)|