|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Schilbe marmoratus Boulenger, 1911|
|Type Locality||Sankuru River at Kondu [Kondue], Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo.|
|Pronunciation||skill bee - mar mor at uss|
|Etymology||The specific epithet comes from the Latin marmor, meaning marble, in reference to the mottled coloration.|
|Size||220mm or 8.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
Distinguished by its mottled coloration and lack of an adipose fin.
|Distribution||Known from the Shiloango and Congo River drainages.
African Waters, Chiloango (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||5.8 - 7.2|
|Temperature||20.0-27.0°C or 68-80.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Not a fussy eater. Will take all manner of prepared and live/frozen foods. Will definitely eat smaller fishes.|
|Furniture||Provide plenty of driftwood and vegetation for it to hide in.|
|Compatibility||This is a fairly peaceful species that coexists well with other fishes as long as they are not too small to be eaten.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Bulletins Mensuels / Société des naturalistes Luxembourgeois v. 21, pp 222.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 29 07:36 (species record created: 2004 Feb 27 00:00)|