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Scientific Name Euchilichthys royauxi  Boulenger, 1902
Common Name
Type Locality Ubangi River at Banzyville, Democratic Republic of Congo, about 4°18'N, 21°11'E.
Synonym(s) Atopochilus royauxi
Pronunciation u kee lick thiss
Etymology Euchilichthys: From the Greek, eu, meaning good, cheilos, meaning lip, and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the papillate, well-developed lips. 
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Size 220mm or 8.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Congo basin, up to Lake Moero system.
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Feeding Although the mouthparts look highly specialized they will feed enthusiastically on a very wide range of aquarium foods, from chopped worm, through quality flake and granules to algae wafers and fresh vegetable matter. In the wild large specimens are reported to leave visible pathways on the rocks from feeding activities.
Furniture They can be aggressive with each other, so more than one will need a really huge aquarium to avoid any one individual being victimized.
Compatibility Young fish have proved to be good tankmates for other fish from the area, some rapids-dwelling Cichlids successfully raising fry in the presence of the Catfish.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 2 (fasc. 2), pp 46, Pl. 13.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 23 13:35 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)