Schilbe micropogon (Trewavas, 1943)
photo by RMCA

 Family:  Schilbeidae (Schilbid catfishes)
 Max. size:  21 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal,
 Distribution:  Africa: lower courses of the rivers Geba, Tominé, Fatala, Great Scarcies, Jong, Loffa, Volta, Ouémé, as well as in Lake Kwarko, coastal lagoons in Nigeria and in the Cross river (Ref. 57127). Also in the Wouri, Sanaga and Lokoundjé in Cameroon (Ref, 7351).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1; Anal soft rays: 52-64. Diagnosis: pectoral-fin spine strongly denticulate posteriorly; barbels very short, inner mandibular barbels often rudimentary; posterior nostrils closer to each other than the posterior ones; 52-64 branched anal-fin rays and 10-16 gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch; adipose fin always present (Ref. 57127). Coloration: there are no observations on colour pattern in life (Ref. 57127). Preserved specimens: head and back dark brown; traces of lateral bands, one above lateral line, another one at anal-fin base and a third along anal-fin margin; belly often spotted; base and margin of caudal fin greyish (Ref. 57127).
 Biology:  Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 15.04.94
 Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 23.09.14
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.08.94

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