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  • Psammphiletria delicata
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Scientific Name Psammphiletria delicata  Roberts, 2003
Common Name
Type Locality Stanley Pool, Congo-Zaire border
Etymology From the Greek psammo meaning "sand" and philetria meaning "lover of". Gender feminine. The trivial name delicata is Latin for dainty or delicate.
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Size 21mm or 0.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Small sand-dwelling amphiliid catfishes with a prominent fleshy rhinal lobe(a fleshy protuberance of the upper snout). Dorsal and pectoral fins without locking mechanisms.Head and body whitish, median row of brown spots or marks on the dorsal surface of the body. Head, fins and side of body without markings except for a diamond-shaped peduncular spot and some smaller indistinct markings just before.

P.delicata has 7 dorsal fin rays and 3 unbranched analfin rays.
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Distribution Central Africa: Congo River, Known only from Malebo Pool.
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Furniture Found in and over sand.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5)
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Last Update 2012 Dec 31 15:27 (species record created: 2008 May 10 05:56)