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Scientific NameMalapterurus punctatus  Norris, 2002
Common Name
Type LocalityUnspecified tributary waters of Duobe River at Duo Town (Duabo), about 5°42'N, 8°06'W, Cavally River drainage, Liberia.
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 91, Figs. 47b, 51.
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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Mar 21 15:06 (species record created: 2018 Mar 14 17:52)