Dorsal spines (total): 1. Diagnosis: adipose fin present
and fully developed. Posterior nostrils as close as
or closer to each other than are the anterior pair.
Inner side of pectoral fin spine weakly serrated.
Barbels well developed, nasal barbel always reaching
beyond posterior eye border and often beyond anterior
border of opercle. Medium-sized species, growing over
25 cm SL with distinct lateral bands on body, predominantly
with several dark lateral streaks and/or irregular
marbling. Lower jaw reaching as far as snout or only
a little shorter than upper jaw, never completely
surrounded by the upper lips when mouth is closed.
Interorbital width 54.6-68.2% HL; mouth width 48.7-63%
HL. 45-60 branched anal fin rays. Reproduction:
Oviparous, eggs are unguarded. Distinct pairing. Aquarium
Care: Large aquarium with tankmates not too
small as they could become prey during night time
activities. Will do better with conspecifics. Diet:
No problem in the aquarium as they will eat most aquarium
Dja, Nyong, Igowe, Nyang, and N’dogo Rivers.
Type locality: l’Ogôoué
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