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Scientific Name Lophiobagrus aquilus  Bailey & Stewart, 1984
Common Name Tanganjika Bullhead-cat
Type Locality Lake Tanganyika, Zambia
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 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: only known from the type locality (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 Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2006.
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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 24, Figs. 5b, 6b, 8.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 09:27 (species record created: 2008 Jul 04 10:02)