Pareutropius debauwi

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Pareutropius debauwi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Schilbeidae
Genus: Pareutropius
Species: P. debauwi
Binomial name
Pareutropius debauwi
(Boulenger, 1900)

Pareutropius debauwi is a species of fish in the Schilbeidae, the schilbid catfishes. Its common name is African glass catfish. It is native to Africa, where it can be found in the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon. It is widespread and faces no serious threats.[1]

This freshwater fish reaches about 10.4 cm (4.09 in) long. It travels in schools.[2]

The fish can be found in a number of central African rivers, including much of the Congo River Basin.[2]

This species is sometimes kept as an aquarium pet.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Moelants, T. 2010. Pareutropius debauwi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Downloaded on 01 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Pareutropius debauwi. FishBase. 2011.