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Dolichamphilius longiceps  Roberts, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Leptoglanidinae
Etymology: longiceps: The name longiceps is from the Latin meaning long-head (Ref. 51287).   More on author: Roberts.

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Wagenia rapids on Lualaba River near Kisangani (upper Congo River basin), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 78218, 106245).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51287)

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Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 7; Vertebrae: 40. Number of caudal fin rays: 10/6+7/12 (Ref. 51287). Caudal peduncle elongate, with only 12 vertebrae (Ref. 51287). Number of ribs: 6: first pair of ribs on vertebra 5 and smaller than ribs on vertebra 6 (Ref. 51287). Body with four or five elongate oval spots centered on midline; spot nearest middle of body considerably enlarged on both sides of the body (Ref. 51287).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Roberts, T.R., 2003. Systematics and osteology of Leptoglaninae a new subfamily of the African catfish family Amphiliidae, with descriptions of three new genera and six new species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 54(5):81-132. (Ref. 51287)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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