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Scientific NameMalapterurus tanoensis  Roberts, 2000
Common Name
Type LocalityUnvaiye lagoon, Tano basin, southwestern Ghana.
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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ReferencesOccasional Papers in Ichthyology No. 1, pp 11.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Mar 21 15:06 (species record created: 2018 Mar 14 17:51)