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|Scientific Name||Dinotopterus gigas (Jackson, 1959)|
|Type Locality||Nkata Bay, Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa.|
|Synonym(s)||Bathyclarias gigas, Dinotopterus gigas|
|Etymology||Dinotopterus: From the Greek, di-,meaning two, noton, meaning back and pteron, meaning fin; in reference to the presence of the two dorsal fins (rayed and adipose).|
|Size||1000mm or 39.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Sexing||In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.|
|Distribution||Africa: 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 Status||Least Concern|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London v. 132 (pt 1), pp 125, Fig. 7.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 08 07:20 (species record created: 2005 Jul 03 00:00)|