Cat-eLog Right Arrow Amphiliidae Right Arrow Doumeinae Right Arrow Belonoglanis

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Scientific NameBelonoglanis tenuis  Boulenger, 1902
Common Name
Type LocalityUbangi R. at Banzyville, Zaire, ca. 4°18'N, 21°11'E.
Synonym(s)Belonoglanis curvirostris, Belonoglanis nudipectus
Pronunciationbe LONO glan iss - TEN you iss
EtymologyBelonoglanis: From the Greek belone, meaning needle, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the shape. 
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Size 170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationOn 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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DistributionAfrica: Congo Basin
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern
pH6.2 - 7.2
Temperature24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersdH 18.
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesAnn. Mus. Congo (Ser. Zool.)v. 2 (fasc. 2) - pp50 - Pl. 14 (fig. 4)
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2013 Feb 20 11:06 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 09:50)