Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total):
7-8; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10. Amphilius
lujani is diagnosed from A. pedunculus,
A. frieli and A. crassus by having
a more slender caudal peduncle, its depth 8.1-9.5%
of standard length vs. 9.9-12.3%. It is diagnosed
from A. jacksonii by having a deeper caudal
peduncle, its depth 8.1-9.5% of standard length vs.
4.8-7.9%, and a deeper body, body depth at anus 13.5-15.8%
of standard length vs. 9.6-13.2%; it is diagnosed
from A. ruziziensis by having a wider interorbital
width, 28.3-31.7% of head length vs. 23.4-25.1%, and
a deeper body, body depth at anus 13.5-15.8% of standard
length vs. 11.1-12.9%; it is further diagnosed from
A. frieli by having fewer gill rakers on
the first gill arch, 6-8, rarely 5 or 9 vs. 10-11,
rarely 9 or 12, and a longer caudal peduncle, its
length 16.8-20.9% of standard length vs. 14.4-16.4%;
it is further diagnosed from A. crassus by
having more branched pectoral-fin rays, 9 vs. 7-8,
rarely 9, and a longer caudal peduncle, its length
16.8-20.9% of standard length vs. 13.3-15.5%.
Aquarium Care: Can be kept in
aquaria with a small grained gravel or sand substrate,
and well planted with a slight current to facilitate
their natural habitat. Provide rockwork and caves.
This genera prefer cooler temperatures in the aquarium.
Diet: Mosquito larvae, Tubifex, Cyclops,
Daphnia, grindal worms, vegetable food, tablet and
flake. Etymology: The specific name
of lujani for this African catfish is named
in honour of Nathan K. Lujan who collected the holotype
and most paratypes of this species, and who has made
excellent contributions to our knowledge of freshwater
Lake Kyoga drainage, Lake Victoria drainage and Lake
Manyara basin in Tanzania.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
Editors. 2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 12/2019 ). Thomson, A.W., L.M. Page and S.A. Hilber,
2015. Revision of the Amphilius jacksonii complex
(Siluriformes: Amphiliidae), with the descriptions
of five new species. Zootaxa 3986(1):61-87.