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  • Chrysichthys sianenna
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Scientific Name Chrysichthys sianenna  Boulenger, 1906
Common Name
Type Locality Lake Tanganyika.
Pronunciation cry sick thiss
Etymology Chrysichthys: From the Greek chrysos, meaning golden and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the golden-yellow color (of the type species, C. auratus). 
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Size 230mm or 9.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Very common in deep water.
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Distribution Africa: Lake Tanganyika.
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Feeds on small fishes (usually Lamprologus spp.), ostracods, and larvae of dragonflies.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Trans. Zool. Soc. Lond. v. 17 (pt 6, no. 1) 551 Pl. 32 (fig. 2)
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Last Update 2006 Jul 31 10:27 (species record created: 2006 Dec 26 05:54)