|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Zaireichthys wamiensis (Seegers, 1989)|
|Type Locality||Kisangata Creek, tributary of the Wami River at Mvumi, 32 kilometers southwest of Kidete on the Kimamba-Kilosa road, Morogoro, Tanzania.|
|Pronunciation||za eer ICK thiss - wam ee EN siss|
|Etymology||Zaireichthys: From the Zaire river and the Greek ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the type of the genus and its collection locality.|
|Size||80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The majority of species are small and compact, have a defense mechanism of three ossified spines in the dorsal and pectoral fins,being able to lock them into place which makes the genus different from all other Amphiliidae.|
|Distribution||Africa: Wami Drainage
African Waters, Tanzania Waters, Wami (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Vulnerable|
|Temperature||23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Furniture||In nature the majority of species are found over or in sand in flowing rivers. There is one known lake dwelling species from Lake Malawi which is also found over sand and living in snail shells.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Die Aquarien- und Terrarienzeitschrift (DATZ) v. 42 (no. 5), pp 285, Fig.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 17 16:51 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 09:50)|