All Fishes Data Sheet Scientific Name Roberts, 2000 Malapterurus shirensis Common Name Type Locality Chiromo, lower Shire River. Pronunciation mah lah TERR oo russ Etymology Malapterurus: 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. Species Information Size
300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Habitat Information Distribution Africa: known only from Zambesi river basin of southern Africa. Further Information References Occasional Papers in Ichthyology No. 1, pp 10. Registered Keepers None. Breeding Reports None. Look up
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