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Ancharius griseus  Ng & Sparks, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Anchariidae (Vaonas)
Etymology: griseus: The specific name comes from the Latin griseus, meaning gray, in reference to its colouration (Ref. 56142).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: Onilahy River drainage, southcentral Madagascar (Ref. 56142).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56142)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 15; Vertebrae: 42 - 44. Diagnosis: Ancharius griseus is distinguished from A. fuscus in having a longer dorsal-fin spine, 22.9-24.3% of standard length vs. 14.6-22.6%; longer snout, 49.2-51.3% of head length vs. 40.1-45.8%; smaller eye, 9.3-10.1% of head length vs. 11.4-15.4%; and pectoral spine serrated posteriorly along only its distal half vs. entire length (Ref. 56142).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The river at the type locality runs through grassland/savannah and the habitat can be characterized as mildly disturbed; the water is clear, deep, and swift flowing, with area of calmer water, and the substrate mostly sandy to rocky (Ref. 56142).

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Ng, H.H. and J.S. Sparks, 2005. Revision of the endemic Malagasy catfish family Anchariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes), with descriptions of a new genus and three new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 16(4):303-323. (Ref. 56142)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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