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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Irvineia orientalis Trewavas, 1964|
|Type Locality||Villaggio Duca delgi Abruzzi, Uebi Shebeli system, Somalia.|
|Etymology||The Latin orientalis (from the East)referring to the East African distribution of the species.|
|Size||502mm or 19.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Characterized by a dorsal rayed fin with a spine and 6 rays, adipose fin present, pectoral fin with a spine, four pairs of barbels, pointed mouth laterally and wide dorsally.
Preserved specimens exhibit pale sides with a few indistinct fine lateral stripes. Head and back somewhat darker. In smaller specimens the lateral stripes (one above and one below the lateral line, one just above the base of the anal fin)are somewhat more distinct. Anal fin slightly speckled, the other fins colourless.
|Distribution||Africa: Rivers Juba and Uebi Shebeli (Somalia).|
|Feeding||As other African schilbeids this species is probably carnivorous especially as it gets to its larger size.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale `Giacomo Doria' v. 74, pp 390, Figs. 1-2, 3b-c.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 27 03:57 (species record created: 2014 Feb 23 20:33)|