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  • Chrysichthys furcatus
  • Chrysichthys furcatus
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Scientific Name Chrysichthys furcatus  (Günther, 1864)
Common Name Aluminum Catfish
Type Locality Niger, West Africa.
Synonym(s) Chrysichthys cameronensis
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 650mm or 25.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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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 Status Data Deficient
Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Cat. Fishes v. 5 - pp430
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Last Update 2009 Feb 19 12:29 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 10:16)