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Uegitglanis zammaranoi  Gianferrari, 1923

Image contributors to this species:

Frants Lehmann (1 Stamp)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus  

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Seaarch  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

It is a small Clariid and as it is a cave dwelling species it has been added to the IUCN Red List of vulnerable species (1996) due to the removal of water from its habitat by pump. CHARDON (1968) made a study of this species among others, and stated that it is a form between the Families of Clariidae and Bagridae and as such should be in its own family, Uegitglanididae. Inhabits small groundwater cavities in Somalia. There may be more species waiting to be discovered in the genus but for now it is monotypic.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Clariidae  blycipitidae

Distribution:

Africa: caves near the Uegit and the Uebi Scebeli rivers in Somalia. Type locality: Pozzi di Uegit (El Uegit) Somalia italiana.

Size:

10cm. (4ins)

Temp:

22-25°C (71-77°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.8.

Reference:

Proudlove, G.S. 2003. Subterranean Fishes of the World. International Society for Subterranean Biology Moulis. 300 p.

 

 

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