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Scientific Name Microsynodontis armatus  Ng, 2004
Common Name
Type Locality Balé Creek, 0°31'09"N, 12°47'58"E, Ivindo River drainage, Ogooué-Ivindo Province, Gabon.
Pronunciation mike row sin oh don tiss
Etymology Microsynodontis: From the Greek mikros, meaning small, and synodontis; in reference to the small size of members of this genus. 
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Size 27mm or 1.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The genus Microsynodontis has an interrupted lateral line. The caudal fin is usually rounded or truncate, sometimes with a slight indent. There is a long adipose fin with no fin ray. Three pairs of barbels with the mandibular barbels branched.
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Distribution Africa: Ivindo River, Gabon.
African Waters, Gabon Waters, Ogowe, Ivindo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 531, pp 10, Figs. 4a, 6.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 08 07:50 (species record created: 2014 Apr 30 13:05)