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Scientific Name Belonoglanis tenuis  Boulenger, 1902
Common Name
Type Locality Ubangi River at Banzyville, Democratic Republic of Congo, about 4°18'N, 21°11'E.
Synonym(s) Belonoglanis curvirostris, Belonoglanis nudipectus
Pronunciation be LONO glan iss - TEN you iss
Etymology Belonoglanis: From the Greek belone, meaning needle, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the shape. 
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Size 172mm or 6.8" 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.

Uniform brownish. The back edges of the dorsal , adipose, anal and caudal fins are blackish.
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Distribution Africa: Congo system.
African Waters, Congo (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 2009.
pH 6.2 - 7.2
Temperature 24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 18.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 2 (fasc. 2), pp 50, Pl. 14 (fig. 4).
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Last Update 2020 Nov 08 05:23 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 09:50)