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Scientific NameMicrosynodontis sp. (1)   
Common Name(s)
Pronunciationmike row sin oh don tiss
EtymologyMicrosynodontis: From the Greek mikros, meaning small, and synodontis; in reference to the small size of members of this genus. 
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Size 50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationThe 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.
General RemarksThis is a possibly a new species that has yet to be scientifically described.
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DistributionNigeria
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BreedingUnreported.
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Registered Keepers(1) Birger (k: 12), who also notes: "Found a couple eggs placed in anubias roots, eggs were lost, a pair of these fish were the only animals in the tank setup specifically for their spawning attempts.", (2) Dave Rinaldo, (3) Silurus, (4) Humunuku (k: 10), (5) scotty105, (6) xakkan (k: 5), (7) Martin S, (8) tijani, (9) jippo (k: 10), (10) N0body Of The Goat (k: 2), who also notes: "Very outgoing and diurnal water current junkies when I had a group of 10! Lost most when housed with Ilyodon juveniles. Very secretive, amazed at how much they had grown in length and girth!", (11) Jeffww, (12) JamieH, (13) panaque (k: 3), (14) nvcichlids, (15) miguel mitchel (k: 4), (16) Gandalfdgrey, (17) VickyEll7, (18) pokemonrange, (19) Long Barbels, (20) Jbottomfeeder.

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Last Update2013 Feb 03 15:41 (species record created: 2002 Aug 31 00:00)