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|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Andersonia leptura Boulenger, 1900|
|Type Locality||Pond near Koshek, Sudan.|
|Synonym(s)||Andersonia pellegrini, Slatinia mongallensis|
|Etymology||Named in memory of the late Dr. John Anderson, who contributed much to the study of the zoology of the Nile region.|
|Size||50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus is currently monotypic. The dorsal, pectoral and adipose fins each have a distinct spine anteriorly. A series of bony scutes cover the body posterior of the dorsal-fin origin.The lateral abdominal surface is not covered with superficial scutes.
Greyish above, dotted and marbled with blackish, white beneath, reddish abdomen, indistinct dark bars across the back.
|General Remarks||Found in standing water, along the margin of a lake, on a muddy substratum (Daget, 1959: 680).|
|Distribution||Africa: Omo (Lake Turkana) and upper Nile. Africa: Lake Chad basin and Niger. Also known from Lake Debo.
African Waters, Chad (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nile (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Eastern Rift Valley Lakes, Turkana, Omo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 6 (no. 36), pp 529.|
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|Last Update||2021 Feb 28 02:35 (species record created: 2012 Feb 12 12:04)|