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Phractura scaphyrhynchura  (Vaillant, 1886)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Doumeinae
Etymology: Phractura: Greek, phraktos = fence (Ref. 45335).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: tributaries of the middle Congo River, including the Kasai (Ref. 11970), Alima (Ref. 2988), Léfini (Ref. 88782), Tshuapa (Ref. 41580), Aruwimi and Uele (Ref. 41594) in Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola. Reports from the Ogooué (Gabon) probably erroneous, based on the incorrect placing of the type locality (Ref. 78218).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3818)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Skelton, P.H. and G.G. Teugels, 1986. Amphiliidae. p. 54-65. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3818)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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