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|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|
|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.|
|References||Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1936 (pt 4), pp1096, Fig. 9.
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.
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 06 09:19 (species record created: 2002 Oct 22 00:00)|