|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Phyllonemus filinemus Worthington & Ricardo, 1937|
|Type Locality||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||87mm or 3.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Distinguished from P. typus by having no spatula shaped ending on the maxillary barbels. Pectoral and pelvic fins dusky, body dark.|
|General Remarks||Inhabits inshore waters to 20 m in depth. Nocturnally active and concealing itself during the day in rock/rubble. General care should be similar to P. typus. See also Biparental mouthbrooding of the catfish Phyllonemus filinemus in Lake Tanganyika, Ochi, Rossiter, Yanagisawa. Bagrid Catfishes from Lake Tanganyika, with a Key and Descriptions of New Taxa. UMMZ, Ann Arbor.|
|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 Status||Least Concern|
|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.|
|Furniture||Prefers rock work over driftwood or plants. Will make its home in small crevices.|
|Breeding||A biparental mouth brooder. Male and female form a strong pair bond before mating and caring for young, with the male and/or female incubating and hatching the eggs in their mouth.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1936 (pt 4), pp 1096, Fig. 9.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 09 05:40 (species record created: 2002 Oct 22 00:00)|