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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 2019.|
|Feeding||Like many other African schilbeids of similar size probably has a carnivorous diet. User data.|
|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.|
|Registered Keepers||There is no registered keeper.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 27 03:57 (species record created: 2014 Feb 23 20:35)|