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Scientific NameBagrus meridionalis  Günther, 1894
Common NamesKampango Catfish
Kampango-malle (Denmark)
Type LocalityUpper Shiré River, central Africa
Synonym(s)Porcus meridionalis
PronunciationBAG russ
EtymologyThe generic name comes from the Mozarabic bagre, taken from the Greek pagros, meaning a fish (Dentex sp.).  
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Size 1500mm or 59.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAfrica: Endemic to Lake Malawi.
African Waters, Zambesi, Malawi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern
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FeedingIn nature this fish feeds on small cichlids at night.
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ReferencesProc. Zool. Soc. Lond.1893 (pt 4) - pp626
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Aug 02 05:08 (species record created: 2005 Jun 08 00:00)