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. Habitat:
This is a very common species in Lake Tanganyika and
is sold in the local markets. Remarks:
The current status in Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
is valid as Chrysichthys sianenna Boulenger
1906 but in some online sources you can still find
this species listed as Bathybagrussianenna.
Tanganyika. Type locality: Niamkolo
and .... Mbete [Lake Tanganyika].
Mo, T., 1991.
Anatomy, relationships and systematics of the Bagridae
(Teleostei: Siluroidei) with a hypothesis of siluroid
phylogeny. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein, Theses
Zoologicae 17. 216 p. Seegers, L.
2008 The catfishes of Africa. A handbook for identification
and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany.