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Scientific Name Mochokiella paynei  Howes, 1980
Common Name(s) Payne's Catfish
Payne's Afrikanischer Wels (Germany)
Type Locality Kassawe Forest Reserve, Sierra Leone.
Etymology Mochokiella: From the Latin diminutive suffix -ella; in reference to the small size of the fish (literally: "a small Mochokus"). 
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Size 55mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: known from the type locality, Kassawe Forest Reserve, Sierra Leone. (It would appear that the correct name, according to Wikipedia is Kasewe Forest Reserve).
African Waters, Sierra Leone Waters, Kassawe Forest Reserve (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
Temperature 22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show others within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
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References Bull. Br. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Zool.v. 38 (no. 3) - pp165 - Figs. 1, 2b
Registered Keepers (1) Tosche, (2) christhefishes (k: 3), (3) Bricep95.

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Last Update 2013 Jan 30 18:01 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)