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 Belonoglanis brieni  Poll, 1959

Image contributors to this species:

Hippocampus Bildarchiv (2) Birger Kamprath (2) Russell Brian Tate (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Members of this small genus are long and slim and B.brieni possesses a long caudal peduncle but it is shorter than the other species in this genus Belonoglanis tenuis. On the dorsum there is a single row of broad bony plates from the dorsal fin to the caudal peduncle alongside two rows of bony plates on the sides of the belly. These plates unite on the caudal peduncle. Aquarium care: This genera prefer water with a bit of movement as they are found at the margins of swift-flowing streams. Sand substrate with algae covered rocks if possible. Diet: Algae, vegetable foods such as peas, frozen mosquito larvae and tablet food. Not often imported. Remarks: The last two thumbnail images represent a capture by the image contributor in a fast flowing stream into the Congo River at Lokutu, DRC.

Common Name:







Africa: N'Djili River, Stanley Pool, Congo Dem. Rep. Congo Rep. Type locality: Stanley Pool, Rivière N'Djili


5.0cm. (2ins)


20-25°c (67-77°f.)




Seegers, L. 2008 The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p.
Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl 1995 Aquarien Atlas. Band 4. Mergus Verlag GmbH, Verlag für Natur- und Heimtierkunde, Melle, Germany. 864 p.



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