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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Tetracamphilius clandestinus Roberts, 2003|
|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|
|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.|
|Distribution||Known only from the Ubangui mainstream above Bangui.|
|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Furniture||In the wild this species has been found over sand in shallow fast flowing waters.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||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)|