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Scientific Name Microsynodontis sp. (1)   
Common Names African Bumblebee Catfish
African Bumblebee Catfish, Dværgskægmalle (Denmark)
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 50mm or 2" 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.
General Remarks This is a possibly a new species that has yet to be scientifically described.
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Distribution Nigeria
African Waters, Nigeria Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Breeding has been reported. Spawning occurs in plants, or possibly spawning mops.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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Last Update 2023 Jan 12 05:39 (species record created: 2002 Aug 31 00:00)