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Scientific Name Tetracamphilius clandestinus  Roberts, 2003
Common Name
Type Locality Ubangui River near Banda, 72 kilometers upstream from Bangui, Republic of Central Africa.
Etymology From the Greek tetra meaning four and akis meaning point, in reference to the multicuspid teeth, and Amphilius a generical name for this group of catfishes. The latin clandestinus meaning secret or hidden
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Size 20mm or 0.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification This genus differs from all other amphiliiids in having pedicellate jaw teeth with a fan-shaped distal end typically armed with two to six tiny flattened triangular cusps.Triangular adipose fin, slender caudal peduncle , caudal fin deeply forked with the lower lobe slightly larger than upper.

The diagram in the original description shows a fish with dark oval spots widely scattered on its sides and dorsum.
General Remarks One of the smallest of African catfishes.
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Distribution Known only from the Ubangui mainstream above Bangui.
IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Furniture In the wild this species has been found over sand in shallow fast flowing waters.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5).
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Last Update 2013 Feb 20 11:06 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:50)