|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Amphilius baudoni Pellegrin, 1928|
|Type Locality||Rio La Passa, affluent of Ogooue, Gabon.|
|Synonym(s)||Amphilius baudoni uniformis|
|Pronunciation||ahm FILL ee us|
|Etymology||Amphilius: Not clear; probably from the Greek amphi, meaning both sides and leios, meaning smooth.|
|Size||81mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Most amphiliid species are found in fast-flowing water of clear, rocky streams at high elevations or rapids of large lowland rivers (Berra 2001; Roberts 2003).basins (Seegers et al. 2003). Species of Amphilius are adapted for fast flow and rocky habitats (Skelton 1986). Morphological adaptations for these habitats include expanded pectoral and pelvic fins with a thickened first ray, depressed body, dorsally directed eyes and reduced swim bladder (Skelton 1986; Walsh et al. 2000). The large pelvic fins form, in conjunction with the body, a feeble sucking disc that enables the fish to cling to rocks (Jackson 1961b).|
|Distribution||Africa: Ogowe River system and Sangha River, Congo River system.
African Waters, Gabon Waters, Ogowe (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Sangha (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||The diet of Amphilius species has been reported to consist predominantly of benthic aquatic insects (Marriott et al. 1997; Skelton 2001; Walsh et al. 2000).|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
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|Last Update||2010 Jan 24 06:34 (species record created: 2008 May 08 02:56)|