Similar looking to P. bovei
except that the dorsal and anal fins have one ray
fewer. These catfish commonly known as 'African Whiptails'
tends to ratify the theory that the two great continents
of the America's and Africa where at one time, one
great mass of land as they look on first glance to
be superficially like South American Whiptails, such
as from the Rineloricaria/Hemiloricaria
genus. Habitat: These catfish inhabit
fast flowing waters and spend a lot of their time
clinging to aquatic leaves and if you provide long
stemmed plants, such as Vallisneria for instance,
you will see this habit. Aquarium Care:
To keep this species and other members of this African
hillstream family you will have to provide a well
oxygenated planted aquarium and keep up your water
changes as they are not as hardy as the South American
equivalents. Remarks: The species
shown was captured by the image contributor in the
Wagenia rapids, Kisangani, Province Orientale, D.R.
Falls (=Wagenia Falls) in Democratic Republic of the
Congo; possibly also in the Niari basin in Republic
of Congo. Type locality: Stanley-Falls.
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.
2016. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 06/2016 ). Seegers, Lothar; The Catfishes of
Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance.
Tetra Verlag GmbH. 604p.