|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Psammphiletria delicata Roberts, 2003|
|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.|
|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.
|Distribution||Central Africa: Congo River, Known only from Malebo Pool.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Furniture||Found in and over sand.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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)|