|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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).|
|Size||80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|General Remarks||Mucus is poisonous to other fishes.|
|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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|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.|
|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.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1936 (pt 4), pp 1093, Fig. 7.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 18 01:01 (species record created: 2004 Mar 27 00:00)|