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Scientific Name Psammphiletria nasuta  Roberts, 2003
Common Name
Type Locality River Ubangui near Banda, 72 kilometers upriver from Bangui, Central African Republic.
Etymology From the Greek psammo meaning "sand" and philetria meaning "lover of". Gender feminine. From the Latin nasutus meaning long-nosed.
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Size 24mm or 0.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Small sand-dwelling amphiliid catfishes with a prominent fleshy rhinal lobe(a fleshy protuberance of the upper snout). Dorsal and pectoral fins without locking mechanisms.Head and body whitish, median row of brown spots or marks on the dorsal surface of the body. Head, fins and side of body without markings except for a diamond-shaped peduncular spot and some smaller indistinct markings just before.

P.nasuta has 5 dorsal fin rays and 4-6 unbranched anal fin rays.
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Distribution Africa: Only known from the Ubangui River.
IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Furniture Found in and over sand.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5), pp 102, Figs. 8f, 9d, 17a-d.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 11 02:13 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:12)