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Amphilius zairensis Skelton, 1986

Image contributors to this species:

John P. Sullivan (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search   All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Amphilius zairensis is a demersal species. It occurs in the mainstream and high gradient tributaries (Skelton 1986). It is specially found in rapids. Aquarium Care: Can be kept in aquaria with a small grained gravel or sand substrate, well planted with a good water flow. Remarks: The species shown was captured by the image contributor in the Wagenia Falls, Kisangani, Province Orientale, D.R. Congo.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Amphiliidaeblycipitidae

Distribution:

Africa: lower Congo River mainstream and tributaries such as the Inkisi and Lufu; also reported from the Aruwimi, middle Congo, Wagenia Falls and Lualaba, in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Type locality: River Lufu, about two km from confluence with Zaire River, near Inga hydroelectric dam, 5º31.5'S, 13º37.5'E.

Size:

9.5.cm. (3¾ins)

Temp:

20-24°c (67-75°f.)

p.H.

6.5-7.5.

Reference:

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2015.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 10/2015 )
http://www.africhthy.org/en

 

 

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