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Scientific NameMalapterurus melanochir  Norris, 2002
Common Name
Type LocalityRuki River at Eala, 00°04'N, 18°20'E, Congo River basin, Congo.
Pronunciationmah lah TERR oo russ
EtymologyMalapterurus: From the Greek malakos, meaning soft, pteron, meaning fin and oura, meaning tail; presumably in reference to the adipose fin, which appears all the more prominent in the absence of the rayed dorsal fin. 
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ReferencesAnnales, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Série in 8o, Sciences Zoologiques v. 289, pp 109, Figs. 63b, 65.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Mar 21 15:05 (species record created: 2018 Mar 14 17:50)