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Scientific Name Malapterurus tanganyikaensis  Roberts, 2000
Common Name Tanganyika Electric Catfish
Type Locality Christy, Lake Tanganyika.
Pronunciation mah lah TERR oo russ
Etymology Malapterurus: From the Greek malakos, meaning soft, pteron, meaning fin and oura, meaning tail; presumably in reference to the adipose fin, which appears all the more prominent in the absence of the rayed dorsal fin. 
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Size 485mm or 19.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Lake Tanganyika.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Occasional Papers in Ichthyology No. 1, pp 11.
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Last Update 2014 Aug 24 03:40 (species record created: 2013 Jul 06 08:02)