|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Dolichamphilius brieni (Poll, 1959)|
|Type Locality||Stanley Pool, Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo.|
|Etymology||From the greek dolichos, long or elongate; ammos, sand; and philos, beloved,dear. Gender masculine. Named in honour of Professor P. Brien.|
|Size||54mm or 2.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Body and especially caudal peduncle extremely elongate;pectoral fin with 9-11 branched rays;outermost branched ray of pectoral and pelvic fins more elongate, so these fins have a falcate shape;principle caudal finrays 6-7.
The base colour, including on the surface of the head, is practically unpigmented and transparent, with small, not very distinct spots on the body.
|Distribution||Africa: Malebo Pool, Democratic Republic of the Congo
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Pool Malebo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Vulnerable|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale (Ser. 8), Sci Zool. v. 71. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, volume 54, No.5.The Catfishes of Africa pg 166.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 09 05:11 (species record created: 2008 May 17 03:42)|