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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Zaireichthys brevis (Boulenger, 1915)|
|Type Locality||Lubumbashi River, at Elisabethville [Lubumbashi], Democratic Republic of Congo.|
|Pronunciation||za eer ICK thiss|
|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||27mm or 1.1" 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||East and central Africa: Congo River basin.|
|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|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||Revue Zoologique Africaine v. 4 (fasc. 2). Smithiana Bulletin 13: 3–28.|
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|Last Update||2011 Sep 26 08:57 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 20:12)|