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Scientific Name Amphilius jacksonii  Boulenger, 1912
Common Name
Type Locality Hima River flowing into Lake George (Ruisamba) eastern foot-hills of Ruwenzori, Uganda, elevation 3500 feet.
Pronunciation ahm FILL ee us
Etymology Amphilius: Not clear; probably from the Greek amphi, meaning both sides and leios, meaning smooth. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" 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).

Body variably mottled and with 5 dark saddles which are connected by a broad stripe laterally.Light brown below.Dorsal and anal fins light brown with dark band. Adipose fin dark brown, cream-colored on the outer edges.Pectoral and pelvic fins brown on top, light yellow under with dark band. Caudal brown with a cream patch and upper and lower lobe tips are cream. Caudal color is asymmetrical the lower lobe having slightly more pigment.
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Distribution Africa: Hima River, Aduka and Agoye Rivers (Uganda), Rutshuni River (Lake Edward) (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
African Waters, Hima (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Aduka (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Agoye (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Albert, Rutshuni (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 2015.
Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters Occurs in flowing, well-oxygenated waters.
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Feeding In the wild will feed predominantly on aquatic insects.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 10 (no. 60), pp 602.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 03:49 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 06:36)