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Scientific Name Congoglanis inga  Ferraris, Vari & Skelton, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Congo River near Inga I Dam, 5°31'30''S, 13°37'30''E, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Etymology The region of the "Congo" and glanis meaning catfish. This species is named for the Inga Rapids, on the lower Congo River.
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Size 111mm or 4.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The caudal peduncle is short and compressed in Congoglanis in relation to other members of the Amphiliidae, depth is greater than its width, there are no scutes that show through the surface of the skin.

Body coloration generally dark, with variably distinct lighter regions on overall dark brown body.
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Distribution Known only from the type locality, the vicinity of the Inga Dam, Congo River tributary, the River Lufu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Lufu (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Furniture Reported to have been collected from ‘‘a long channel with moderate current, numerous pools and a predominantly rocky bottom’’ (Roberts and Stewart, 1976.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 2011 (no. 4), pp 485, Figs. 2a, 5.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:03 (species record created: 2011 Dec 29 18:49)