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Scientific Name Tanganikallabes stewarti  Wright & Bailley, 2012
Common Name
Type Locality Between Mutumba and Magara among rocks, Burundi, Lake Tanganyika.
Etymology A patronym in honour of American ichthyologist Donald J. Stewart.
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Size 155mm or 6.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Some specimens show a randomly arranged marbled appearance, others can be uniform in dorsum and flank coloration which is brown to dark brown with slightly lighter belly. This species also is distinguished by having an incomplete lateral line.
Sexing In ventral view especially, females are much broader in the body than males of equal age and rearing practices.
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Distribution Lake Tanganyika, Lake wide distribution.
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Feeding A single specimen examined contained only the eggs of unidentified fish species.
Furniture In the wild likely to inhabit rocky bottoms at a range of depths.
Breeding Unknown
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Wright, JJ & RM Bailey, 2012. Systematic revision of the formerly monotypic genus Tanganikallabes (Siluriformes: Clariidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 165: 121-142.
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Last Update 2012 Apr 25 12:57 (species record created: 2012 Apr 19 10:34)