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Scientific Name: Gobiocichla wonderi
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Geo. Origin: Western Cameroon
Habitat: River Rapids and Fast-Flowing Water
Diet: Omnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Cave Spawner
Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Conspecific Temperament: Mildly Aggressive
Maximum Size: 4.7"
Temperature: 81.5°F
pH: 8.2



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Currently there are two members of the genus, ethelwynnae and the type species wonderi. They are a rheophilic (preferring a rapid current) fish that inhabit the fast moving waters of the upper and middle Niger River Delta, and also occur in the Cross River system in western Cameroon. This is very obvious upon first glance; they are very elongated with a compressed body. These bottom dwellers have a reduced swim bladder which is apparent as soon as they stop moving their fins, they sink like a rock. Their mouth is situated very low on the head and is not very large at all. Literature also indicates they have a very long intestine, which is common in many fish whose diet consist of primarily algae. They also dine on microorganisms. Their is very limited information that is easily available on this genus.
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