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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Irvineia voltae Trewavas, 1943|
|Type Locality||Above the Senchi Rapids, Volta River, Ghana.|
|Etymology||Referring to the type locality of the species, the Volta River.|
|Size||178mm or 7" 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 flanks and belly pale and silvery, head and back darker, pectoral, dorsal and caudal fins faintly speckled or dusky, anal and pelvic fins clear.
|Distribution||Africa: Endemic to the River Volta (lower course).|
|IUCN Red List Category||Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2006.|
|Feeding||Like many other African schilbeids of similar size probably has a carnivorous diet.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London Series B v. 113 (pt 3), pp 165, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 27 03:57 (species record created: 2014 Feb 23 20:35)|