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Scientific Name Lophiobagrus cyclurus  (Worthington & Ricardo, 1937)
Common Name Tanganjika Stinging Catfish
Type Locality Lake Tanganyika, east Africa.
Synonym(s) Chrysichthys cyclurus, Lophiobagrus lestradei
Pronunciation sigh kloo russ
Etymology Lophiobagrus: The name comes from the broad, depressed anterior region of the fish, which reminded Poll of the angler fish (Lophius piscatorius). 
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Mucus is poisonous to other fishes.
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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)
IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
pH 7.5 - 8.0
Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 15-25.
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Feeding Feed on chironomid larvae, beetle larvae and small crustaceans with occasional ingestion of vegetable material.
Furniture Likes to hide amongst rocks during the day, active nocturnally.
Breeding Unreported. Care of the eggs and young is probably done by mouthbrooding solitary males.
Breeding Reports There are 2 breeding reports, read them all here.
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References Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond.1936 (pt 4) - pp1093 - Fig. 7
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Last Update 2006 Aug 01 07:39 (species record created: 2004 Mar 27 00:00)