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Scientific Name Phyllonemus brichardi  Risch, 1987
Common Name
Type Locality Ubwari, Lake Tanganyika
Pronunciation fie low NEE muss
Etymology The generic name comes from the Greek phyllos, meaning leaf and nema, meaning thread, in reference to the distinctive barbel shape of the type species Phyllonemus typus
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Size 78mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Distinguished from P. typus and P. filinemus by having much longer barbels, most noticeably the extremely long mandibular barbels which reach the caudal fin base. Brown colouration.
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Distribution Africa: Lake Tanganyika.
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 7.6 - 9.0
Temperature 23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters A pH in between 7.8 and 8.2 is best suited to aquarium husbandry.
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Breeding Not reported but likely similar to others of the genus.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Cybium v. 11 (no. 1), pp 29, Fig. 3.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:40 (species record created: 2008 Jun 09 01:29)