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  • Microsynodontis christyi
  • Microsynodontis christyi
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Scientific Name Microsynodontis christyi  Boulenger, 1920
Common Name Pygmy Synodontis
Type Locality Mvile R., s. Cameroon.
Pronunciation mike row sin oh don tiss
Etymology Microsynodontis: From the Greek mikros, meaning small, and synodontis; in reference to the small size of members of this genus. 
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Size 100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The genus Microsynodontis has an interrupted lateral line. The caudal fin is usually rounded or truncate, sometimes with a slight indent. There is a long adipose fin with no fin ray. Three pairs of barbels with the mandibular barbels branched.
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Distribution Africa: Congo system, Ogowe River in Gabon, Cameroon.
African Waters, Gabon Waters, Ogowe (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
pH 6.8 - 7.5
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ann. Mus. Congo Belge (Ser. 1)v. 2 (fasc. 4) - pp32 - Fig. 15
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Last Update 2006 Aug 01 09:10 (species record created: 2002 Aug 31 00:00)