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Scientific Name Schilbe bocagii  (GuimarĂ£es, 1884)
Common Name
Type Locality Dondo, Quanza River, Angola.
Synonym(s) Eutropius ansorgii, Eutropius bocagii, Eutropius eclipse, Eutropius seraoi
Pronunciation skill bee
Etymology Named for Dr. Bocage, a former Director of the Zoological Section of the Museum of Natural History of Lisbon, Portugal.
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Size 240mm or 9.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification In alcohol, light brown above, lateral and ventral sides paler, a silvery whilte tinge along the lateral line and above the anal fin, base of caudal fin brown, anal fin with an inconspicuous median longitudinal streak on its entior length, a large dark blotch above the pectoral finwhere the swimming-bladder comes close under the skin.
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Distribution Africa: lower Quanza River and Bengo River in Angola.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2007.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium. In nature, oviparous; eggs are unguarded. For many species, reproduction takes place during the rainy season.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Jornal do Sciências Mathemáticas, Physicas e Naturaes, Lisboa v. 9 (no. 34) [1882], pp 85, Pl.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 21 02:50 (species record created: 2014 Jul 06 05:03)