This species is similar to
S. multitaeniatus where only slight differences
can be observed. Description: An
adipose fin is always present, whereas some of this
family may or may not have this appendage. Diet:
When young they feed mainly on terrestrial insects
(Hymenoptera, Hemiptera, Coleoptera) washed
into the water and on mayfly larvae. Once they get
larger they will also feed on fish. Reproduction:
Oviparous, eggs are unguarded. They will spawn once
a year. A female weighing around 100 grams may average
17,600 eggs although some individuals can produce
as many as 217,000 eggs/kilo. Remarks:
The thumbnail stamp image of this species seems to
show this fish upside down.
West Africa, from the St. Paul to the Prah River.
Type locality: Bossumprah River,
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