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Scientific Name Zaireichthys mandevillei  (Poll, 1959)
Common Name
Type Locality Stanley Pool, Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Synonym(s) Leptoglanis mandevillei
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. 
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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.
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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 Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annales du Musée du Congo Belge v. 71 (art. 3), pp 98, Pl. 25 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2020 Aug 08 09:20 (species record created: 2008 May 17 04:10)