Cat-eLog Right Arrow Amphiliidae Right Arrow Leptoglaninae Right Arrow Dolichamphilius

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Scientific Name Dolichamphilius brieni  (Poll, 1959)
Common Name
Type Locality Stanley Pool, Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Synonym(s) Leptoglanis brieni
Etymology From the greek dolichos, long or elongate; ammos, sand; and philos, beloved,dear. Gender masculine. Named in honour of Professor P. Brien.
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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.
Sexing Unknown
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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 Category Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)