Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total):
7; Anal soft rays: 12. Distinguished from other species
by the following characters: eye diameter 2.2 times
in snout length; humeral process triangular, pointed
at its tip; absence of axillary pore below the humeral
process; 24-26 teeth on lower jaw, number increasing
with size; base colouration whitish with large grey-brown
blotches on the flanks, leaving only the belly as
well as irregular broad white patches in front of
and at the end of the adipose fin free; body covered
with black-brown dots of about pupil-size. Remarks:
Collected from a small, seasonal stream and the parent
catfishes must migrate upstream from the Ruvu during
the rainy season to spawn there.
known from the Ruvu and probably also the Rufiji drainage
2008. The catfishes of Africa: A handbook for identification
and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany.
604 p. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2018.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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