Cat-eLog Right Arrow Claroteidae Right Arrow Claroteinae Right Arrow Chrysichthys

Jump to next section Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name Chrysichthys punctatus  (Boulenger, 1899)
Common Name Spiny Catfish
Type Locality Stanley Pool and Kutu, Zaire [Democratic Republic of Congo].
Synonym(s) Amarginops punctatus
Pronunciation cry sick thiss
Etymology Chrysichthys: From the Greek chrysos, meaning golden and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the golden-yellow color (of the type species, C. auratus). 
Jump to next section Species Information
Size 155mm or 6.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Africa: Congo River system below Stanley Falls.
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
Jump to next section Husbandry Information
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Jump to next section Further Information
References Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 5);
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is but a single registered keeper, view all "my cats" data.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is but a single record of this fish being seen, view it.
More on Chrysichthys punctatus
Look up AquaticRepublic.com Look up Chrysichthys punctatus on AquaticRepublic.com
BBCode (use in forum posts)
(species permalink)
Look up Fishbase Look up Chrysichthys punctatus on Fishbase
Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.
Hits 4265 hits.
Last Update 2008 Jun 23 10:14 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 05:29)