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Scientific Name Microsynodontis laevigatus  Ng, 2004
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Type Locality Makokoe, 0°35'08''N, 12°51'22''E, small creek flowing into Ivindo River, Ivindo River drainage, Ogooué-Ivindo Province, Gabon.
Pronunciation mike row sin oh don tiss
Etymology Microsynodontis: From the Greek mikros, meaning small, and synodontis; in reference to the small size of members of this genus. 
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Size 31mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The genus Microsynodontis has an interrupted lateral line. The caudal fin is usually rounded or truncate, sometimes with a slight indent. There is a long adipose fin with no fin ray. Three pairs of barbels with the mandibular barbels branched.
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Distribution Africa: Ivindo River, Gabon.
African Waters, Gabon Waters, Ogowe, Ivindo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 531, pp 24, Figs. 4d, 9c, 11.
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Last Update 2019 Aug 25 05:01 (species record created: 2014 Apr 30 13:07)