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Bathybagrus sianenna (Boulenger, 1906)

Image contributors to this species:

Hippocampus Bildarchiv (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

 

Relevant Information:

This catfish was in the the genus Chrysichthys, which was split off from Bagridae by Mo in 1991 along with all of the African Bagrids bar one, and is now housed in the Claroteidae family. In the same paper he reasigned Chrysichthys sianenna to the Bathybagrus genera. In some publications it is still maintened in the genus Chrysichthys. This is a very common species in Lake Tanganyika and is sold in the local markets.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

Chrysichthys sianenna

Family:

Claroteidae blycipitidae

Distribution:

Africa: Lake Tanganyika. Type locality: Niamkolo and .... Mbete [Lake Tanganyika].

Size:

23cm. (9ins)

Temp:

23-26°C (73-79°F)

p.H.

7.5-8.0.

Reference:

Seegers, L. 2008 The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p

 

 

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