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Scientific Name Lophiobagrus asperispinis  Bailey & Stewart, 1984
Common Name Tanganjika Stinging Catfish
Type Locality Burundi, Lake Tanganyika, Zambia, about 4°02'S, 29°25'E, depth 9-20 m.
Etymology Lophiobagrus: The name comes from the broad, depressed anterior region of the fish, which reminded Poll of the angler fish (Lophius piscatorius). 
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Size 34mm or 1.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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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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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 168, pp 33, Figs. 6d, 9.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 09:27 (species record created: 2008 Jul 04 10:02)