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Scientific Name Malapterurus occidentalis  Norris, 2002
Common Name
Type Locality McCarthy Island, Gambia, 13°32N 14°46'E.
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 320mm or 12.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Gambia and Géba Rivers (Gambia and Guinea Bissau).

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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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 73, Fig. 40.
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Last Update 2021 Sep 01 14:55 (species record created: 2018 Mar 14 17:52)