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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Psammphiletria nasuta Roberts, 2003|
|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.|
|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.
|Distribution||Ubangui River system, upstream from Bangui, Central African Republic.|
|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Furniture||Found in and over sand.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5).|
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|Last Update||2012 Dec 31 15:28 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:12)|