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Scientific Name Dolichamphilius longiceps  Roberts, 2003
Common Name
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.
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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.
Sexing Unknown
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.
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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
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Breeding Unknown.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5).The Catfishes of Africa pg.166.
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Last Update 2013 Mar 03 09:49 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:36)