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  • Chrysichthys furcatus
  • Chrysichthys furcatus
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Scientific NameChrysichthys furcatus  (Günther, 1864)
Common NameAluminum Catfish
Type LocalityNiger, West Africa.
Synonym(s)Chrysichthys cameronensis
Pronunciationcry sick thiss
EtymologyChrysichthys: 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 650mm or 25.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionCoastal 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 StatusData Deficient
Temperature22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesCat. Fishes v. 5 - pp430
Registered Keepers(1) Chrysichthys, (2) Viktor Jarikov, who also notes: "looks like the one in the post (about longipinnis) and not like the one in Cat-eLog".

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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2009 Feb 19 12:29 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 10:16)