Mastacembelus vanderwaali Skelton, 1976
Ocellated spiny eel
Mastacembelus vanderwaali
photo by Gratwicke, B.

Family:  Mastacembelidae (Spiny eels)
Max. size:  15.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: upper Zambezi (eastern Caprivi) (Ref. 6060) and Okavango (Ref. 13332).
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 82-82
Biology:  Occurs in rapids and fast flowing waters over rocky substrate (Ref. 6060).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 08.05.94
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 06.03.06
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 11.07.94

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