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Scientific Name Amphilius dimonikensis  Skelton, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Mpoulou River, Kouilou River System, at confluence with Kibouba above the Divenda rapids, Dimonika Biosphere Reserve, Republic of Congo, 4°02'S, 12°21'E.
Pronunciation ahm FILL ee us - .
Etymology Amphilius: Not clear; probably from the Greek amphi, meaning both sides and leios, meaning smooth. .
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Size 42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Most amphiliid species are found in fast-flowing water of clear, rocky streams at high elevations or rapids of large lowland rivers (Berra 2001; Roberts 2003).basins (Seegers et al. 2003). Species of Amphilius are adapted for fast flow and rocky habitats (Skelton 1986). Morphological adaptations for these habitats include expanded pectoral and pelvic fins with a thickened first ray, depressed body, dorsally directed eyes and reduced swim bladder (Skelton 1986; Walsh et al. 2000). The large pelvic fins form, in conjunction with the body, a feeble sucking disc that enables the fish to cling to rocks (Jackson 1961b).
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Distribution Kouiliou River basin, Mayombe, Republic of Congo.

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IUCN Red List Category Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature 21.0-24.0°C or 69.8-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding The diet of Amphilius species has been reported to consist predominantly of benthic aquatic insects (Marriott et al. 1997; Skelton 2001; Walsh et al. 2000).
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1578, pp 44, Fig. 2.
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Last Update 2022 Dec 03 05:09 (species record created: 2006 Aug 19 05:04)