|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Amphilius lentiginosus Trewavas, 1936|
|Type Locality||Brook at Mt. Moco, Cuvo River system, Angola.|
|Pronunciation||ahm FILL ee us|
|Etymology||Amphilius: Not clear; probably from the Greek amphi, meaning both sides and leios, meaning smooth.|
|Size||118mm or 4.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Most amphiliid species are found in fast-flowing water of clear, rocky streams at high elevations or rapids of large lowland rivers (Berra 2001; Roberts 2003).basins (Seegers et al. 2003). Species of Amphilius are adapted for fast flow and rocky habitats (Skelton 1986). Morphological adaptations for these habitats include expanded pectoral and pelvic fins with a thickened first ray, depressed body, dorsally directed eyes and reduced swim bladder (Skelton 1986; Walsh et al. 2000). The large pelvic fins form, in conjunction with the body, a feeble sucking disc that enables the fish to cling to rocks (Jackson 1961b).|
|Distribution||Africa: Angola: described from Mont Moco (Cuvo River basin); also known from the rivers Luachimo and Tchimenji (Kasai system, middle Congo River basin).
African Waters, Cuvo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Kasai, Tchimenji (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Kasai, Luachimo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Feeding||The diet of Amphilius species has been reported to consist predominantly of benthic aquatic insects (Marriott et al. 1997; Skelton 2001; Walsh et al. 2000).|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Novitates Zoologicae. A Journal of Zoology in Connection with the Tring Museum v. 40, pp 71, Pl. 2 (figs. 10-11).|
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|Last Update||2019 Aug 23 05:55 (species record created: 2010 Jan 27 15:12)|