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|Scientific Name||Dolichamphilius longiceps Roberts, 2003|
|Type Locality||Wagenia Falls on the River Lualaba, near Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.|
|Etymology||From the greek dolichos, long or elongate; ammos, sand; and philos, beloved,dear. Gender masculine. From the Latin, longus, long; and -ceps, derived from caput, head.|
|Size||42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Body and especially caudal peduncle extremely elongate;pectoral fin with 9-11 branched rays;outermost branched ray of pectoral and pelvic fins more elongate, so these fins have a falcate shape;principle caudal finrays 6-7.
Four or five elongate oval spots centered on midline; spot nearest middle of body considerably enlarged on both sides of the body on holotype.
|General Remarks||Described from a single speciment the fish was caught in rapids, leading to the thought it is arheophilic species, the form of the body also suggests this.|
|Distribution||Democratic Republic of Congo.
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5), pp 100, Fig. 16c.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 07:36 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:36)|