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Scientific Name Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus  (Lacepède, 1803)
Common Names African Forktail Catfish
Afrikanischer Gabelschwanzwels (Germany)
Type Locality No locality [Senegal].
Synonym(s) Arius acutivelis, Chrysichthys acutirostris, Chrysichthys büttikoferi, Chrysichthys coriscanus, Chrysichthys lagoensis, Chrysichthys ogowensis, Melanodactylus nigrodigitatus, Pimelodus nigrodigitatus
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 Africa: Senegal to Cabinda, Angola.
African Waters, Sénégal (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Pra (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Agulu (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 2019.
Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Omnivorous, feeds on seeds, insects, bivalves and detritus. Feeding becomes specialized with age and size, larger fish may feed on decapods and fish.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 5, pp 95, 103.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 18 14:18 (species record created: 2003 Feb 21 00:00)