Identified as having only two pairs of barbels a small
adipose fin which is situated well back on the body
and a small dorsal fin. Similar to the Chrysichthys
genera but have either an absent or reduced humeral
process unlike the Chrysichthysspecieswhich
posses a prominentone (see
remarks below). Aquarium Care: Grows
too large for the normal aquarium and is usually offered
as a food fish in the markets around Lake Tanganyika.
It is never imported as an aquarium addition to the
hobby. Habitat: Inhabits muddy bottoms
with preference for depths 100 to 140m. Diet:
Feeds mainly on fish. Reproduction:
Oviparous. Both male and female guard the eggs. Remarks:
Bathybagrus grandis is now considered a synonym
of C. grandis. Some online searches will
still appear as Bathybagrus grandis.
Lake Tanganyika. Type locality: Kilewa
Bay [Lake Tanganyika].
63.0cm. TL. (25¼ins-2ft.
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