|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Tetracamphilius angustifrons (Boulenger, 1902)|
|Type Locality||Ubangi River at Banzyville, Democratic Republic of Congo, about 4°18'N, 21°11'E.|
|Synonym(s)||Amphilius angustifrons, Anoplopterus angustifrons|
|Etymology||From the Greek tetra meaning four and akis meaning point, in reference to the multicuspid teeth, and Amphilius a generical name for this group of catfishes.|
|Size||39mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||This genus differs from all other amphiliiids in having pedicellate jaw teeth with a fan-shaped distal end typically armed with two to six tiny flattened triangular cusps.Triangular adipose fin, slender caudal peduncle , caudal fin deeply forked with the lower lobe slightly larger than upper.
4 or 5 broad, blackish, transverse bands on the olive-colored body, the last of them on the caudal peduncle(Boulenger 1902).
|Distribution||Africa: Ubangui River (middle Congo River basin). Possibly also present at Wagenia Falls near Kisangani in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Furniture||Appear to prefer sandy bottoms with fast flowing water.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5).Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 2 (fasc. 2).|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 20 11:07 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 13:42)|