Mochokiella paynei size incorrect

Incorrect ID? New info to be added, taxonomic revisions and any kind of changes to the data we currently hold in here please!
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Mochokiella paynei size incorrect

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Mochokiella paynei has size listed as 1.4" SL.
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3.6cm is the official max SL according to FishBase.
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From Seegars 'Catfish Of Africa'. "The figure of around 4.5cm (36mm SL) given as the total length of these fishes by Howes (1980: 165) and subsequently repeated everywhere (e.g. by Paugy & Roberts in Leveque etal 1992: 515) is not the maximum length, and in the aquarium these catfishes can attain almost 10cm (see also Sands, 1984).
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I can attest that all of my 12 Mochokiella paynei are well above 36mm SL, probably 40-55mm SL, possibly more.

If it helps I can take pictures with a ruler next to them?
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Trying to get pics yesterday is what prompted me to look up size. Here is one of my group of seven.
6.5cm SL
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