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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Zaireichthys zonatus Roberts, 1967|
|Type Locality||Side channel of the lower rapids of the Congo River, below Stanley Pool, Kinshasa [Leopoldville], 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||25mm or 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.|
|General Remarks||Collected on the edge of a sandy area.|
|Distribution||Africa: only known by the type specimens from Malebo Pool.|
|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|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||Ichthyologica, the Aquarium Journal v. 39 (no. 3-4). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5).|
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|Last Update||2014 Sep 04 06:33 (species record created: 2011 Sep 23 20:27)|