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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leptoglanis xenognathus Boulenger, 1902|
|Type Locality||Ubangi River at Banzyville, Democratic Republic of Congo, about 4°18'N, 21°11'E.|
|Pronunciation||lept oh glah niss|
|Etymology||Leptoglanis: From the Greek leptos, meaning slender and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the small size.|
|Size||62mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Currently regarded as a monotypic genus, there are differing vertebrae counts between specimens from the Lower congo mainstream and those from the upper Congo at Panga and the Ubangai River, with more study this may lead to at least one other species. Also has a highly modified mouth which is unique among the Amphiliidae.
Body is milk-white, the most noticable color features were on the fins:two broad oblique bands on the dorsal fin, two broad vertical bands on the caudal fin and a single broad band in the middle of the pectoral fin, all composed of brownish melanophores lying superficially on the fin rays.Anal, adipose and pelvic fins almost devoid of melanophores.
|General Remarks||Roberts (2003) removed most species from Leptoglanis and placed them, instead, into Zairichthys.|
|Distribution||Central Africa: Congo River basin.
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Furniture||This would also be a sand dwelling species, found in nature living over or in sand.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5).|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 23 20:06 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 11:57)|