|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Belonoglanis brieni Poll, 1959|
|Common Name||African Walking Whiptail|
|Type Locality||Stanley Pool, N'Djili River, Democratic Republic of Congo.|
|Pronunciation||be LONO glan iss - bree EN eye|
|Etymology||Belonoglanis: From the Greek belone, meaning needle, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the shape. Named in honor of Professor P. Brien|
- CotM 2012 December
|Size||50mm or 2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||On the top of the body there is a single row of bony plates from the dorsal fin to the caudal peduncle, paralleled by two rows of bony plates on the sides of the belly. Very long and thin caudal peduncle. Small adipose about halfway between the dorsal and the caudal, and a large dorsal fin. Apparently are toothless.
Base color is yellowish to brown, is irregularly spotted with darker spots. Fins have a sprinkling of dark spots with brown on the caudal and adipose fins.
|General Remarks||This species can raise itself on its pectoral and ventral fins and can use these fins in a walking motion.|
|Distribution||Africa: Congo Basin
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|pH||6.5 - 7.2|
|Temperature||20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||dh 15.|
|Feeding||Very small insects and worms and crustaceans.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||v. 71 (art. 3), pp 107, Pl. 22 (fig. 3).|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 18 11:51 (species record created: 2001 Apr 10 00:00)|