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Scientific NameTetracamphilius angustifrons  (Boulenger, 1902)
Common Name
Type Locality Ubangi River at Banzyville, Democratic Republic of Congo, about 4°18'N, 21°11'E.
Synonym(s)Amphilius angustifrons, Anoplopterus angustifrons
EtymologyFrom 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. 
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Size 39mm or 1.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationThis 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).
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DistributionAfrica: 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 StatusData Deficient
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FurnitureAppear to prefer sandy bottoms with fast flowing water.
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ReferencesProceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5).Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 2 (fasc. 2).
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2013 Feb 20 11:07 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 13:42)