|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Phyllonemus brichardi Risch, 1987|
|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.|
|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.|
|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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|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.|
|Breeding||Not reported but likely similar to others of the genus.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Cybium v. 11 (no. 1);|
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|Last Update||2008 Jun 25 02:11 (species record created: 2008 Jun 09 01:29)|