|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Zaireichthys mandevillei (Poll, 1959)|
|Type Locality||Stanley Pool, Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo.|
|Pronunciation||za eer ICK thiss|
|Etymology||Zaireichthys: From the Zaire river and the Greek ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the type of the genus and its collection locality.|
|Size||26mm or 1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The majority of species are small and compact, have a defense mechanism of three ossified spines in the dorsal and pectoral fins,being able to lock them into place which makes the genus different from all other Amphiliidae.|
|Distribution||Africa: Endemic in the Congo River basin
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Furniture||In nature the majority of species are found over or in sand in flowing rivers. There is one known lake dwelling species from Lake Malawi which is also found over sand and living in snail shells.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||v. 71 (art. 3), pp 98, Pl. 25 (fig. 2).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 13 02:20 (species record created: 2008 May 17 04:10)|