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Scientific Name Schilbe durinii  (Gianferrari, 1932)
Common Name
Type Locality Lake Tanganyika.
Synonym(s) Eutropius durinii
Pronunciation skill bee
Etymology named for Mr. Durini, collector of the type specimen of this species.
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Size 65mm or 2.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification .

The coloration of the type is entirely brown.
General Remarks The type specimen is in very bad condition. There has not been another Schilbe collected in Lake Tanganyika at all. Dubious type locality.
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Distribution Africa: Lake Tanganyika.
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Breeding Oviparous, eggs are unguarded. For many species reproduction takes place during the rainy season.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali di Milano v. 71 (no. 2), pp 141.
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Last Update 2014 Nov 05 06:37 (species record created: 2014 Jul 06 04:58)