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  • Microsynodontis lamberti
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Scientific Name Microsynodontis lamberti  Poll & Gosse, 1963
Common Name Pygmy Synodontis
Type Locality Lilanda R., Yangole, Central Congo.
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 35mm or 1.4" 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: known from the type locality, central Democratic Republic of the Congo.
African Waters, Lilanda (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent. Ser. 8 Zool.No. 116 - pp61 - Pl. 4 (fig. 1)
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Last Update 2006 Aug 01 09:20 (species record created: 2002 Aug 31 00:00)