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Scientific Name Malapterurus melanochir  Norris, 2002
Common Name
Type Locality Ruki River at Eala, 00°04'N, 18°20'E, Congo River basin, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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. 
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Size 980mm or 38.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Congo River basin, Congo.

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annales, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Série in 8o, Sciences Zoologiques v. 289, pp 109, Figs. 63b, 65.
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Last Update 2021 Sep 19 01:05 (species record created: 2018 Mar 14 17:50)