|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Amphilius krefftii Boulenger, 1911|
|Type Locality||Usambara, in rivulet running from Anani Hills to Sigi River, Pangani River System, Tanzania.|
|Pronunciation||ahm FILL ee us|
|Etymology||Amphilius: Not clear; probably from the Greek amphi, meaning both sides and leios, meaning smooth.|
|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||Tsavo River system of the Galana River basin, Kenya; Sigi and Pangani River basins, and Lake Jipe basin, Tanzania.
African Waters, Galana, Tsavo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Sigi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pangani (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Lake Jipe (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|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||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Catalogue of the fresh-water fishes of Africa v. 2, pp 356, Fig. 276.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 21 09:26 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 06:51)|