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  • Schilbe bocagii
  • Schilbe bocagii
  • Schilbe bocagii
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Scientific Name Schilbe bocagii  (Guimarães, 1884)
Common Name
Type Locality Dondo, Quanza River, Angola.
Synonym(s) Eutropius ansorgii, Eutropius bocagii, Eutropius eclipse, Eutropius seraoi
Pronunciation skill bee
Etymology Named for Dr. Bocage, a former Director of the Zoological Section of the Museum of Natural History of Lisbon, Portugal.
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Size 221mm or 8.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification .

In alcohol, light brown above, lateral and ventral sides paler, a silvery whilte tinge along the lateral line and above the anal fin, base of caudal fin brown, anal fin with an inconspicuous median longitudinal streak on its entior length, a large dark blotch above the pectoral finwhere the swimming-bladder comes close under the skin.
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Distribution Africa: lower Quanza River and Bengo River in Angola.
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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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References 1882, pp 85, Pl. [Jornal do Sciências Mathemáticas, Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa v. 9 (no. 34). De Vos(1995) A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes).
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Last Update 2014 Nov 02 13:46 (species record created: 2014 Jul 06 05:03)