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Scientific Name Gymnallabes nops  Roberts & Stewart, 1976
Common Name Blind Eel Catfish
Type Locality Lower Congo River, near Tadi, Democratic Republic of Congo, 5°14'S, 13°56'E.
Etymology Gymnallabes: From the Greek, gymnos, meaning hidden and allabes, the name of a Nilotic fish (a kind of lamprey); in reference to the shape and nature of the fish. 
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Size 57mm or 2.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Unpaired fins continuous, paired fins reduced or absent.
Sexing In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution Africa: Lower Congo.
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Vulnerable
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology v. 147 (no. 6), pp 277, Pls. 7 (fig. e), 8 (fig. a).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:34 (species record created: 2008 Jun 01 04:37)