This genera, which includes
another 8 species are quite difficult to identify,
and on top of this juveniles can have different markings
and colouration to the adult versions. Description:
Dorsal spines (total): 2. Diagnosis: caudal peduncle
short and deep, its depth twice as large as the horizontal
distance between the adipose and caudal fin bases
and in some specimens even deeper; anterior edge of
pectoral spine fully serrate with serrations that
are smaller but more numerous than those along posterior
edge of spine; barbels very long, e.g. external mandibular
barbel reaching beyond tip of pectoral spine, maxillary
barbel reaching at least to pectoral spine base; adipose
fin always high and solid. Colouration:
Typical colour pattern consisting of 6-10 (11) vertical
rows of black dot. Aquarium Care:
Grows quite large but not a predator as such so should
be safe to house with smaller species. Best suited
to the larger aquarium. Peaceful large catfish which
will do well in company of larger characins from Africa
and large Barbs. Diet: Will eat a
variety of foods. Tablet and pellet foods with a good
quality flake and frozen bloodworms. Also relishes
live worms such as the common garden worm, making
sure that there has been no weedkiller on the premises,
and white worm.
and central Congo River system; San Benito and Ogowe
River basins. Type locality: Lindi
River, which flows into the Congo at the Stanley Falls.
Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil
(Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform
primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2021. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2021 ). Geerinckx, T., D. Adriaens, G.G. Teugels and
W. Verraes, 2004. A systematic revision of
the African catfish genus Parauchenoglanis (Siluriformes:
Claroteidae). J. Nat. Hist. 38:775-803.