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  • Malapterurus shirensis
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Scientific NameMalapterurus shirensis  Roberts, 2000
Common Name
Type LocalityChiromo, lower Shire River.
Pronunciationmah lah TERR oo russ
EtymologyMalapterurus: From the Greek malakos, meaning soft, pteron, meaning fin and oura, meaning tail; presumably in reference to the adipose fin, which appears all the more prominent in the absence of the rayed dorsal fin. 
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAfrica: known only from Zambesi river basin of southern Africa.
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ReferencesOccasional Papers in Ichthyology No. 1, pp 10.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Oct 11 10:22 (species record created: 2017 Oct 08 02:53)