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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Tetracamphilius pectinatus Roberts, 2003|
|Type Locality||Congo basin, tributary of River Luala 26 kilometers north of Kibunzi, 8 kilometers south of turnoff to Kibunzi, Luozi District, 5°06.5'S, 13°48'E (original description seems to be in error at 45°06.5'S, 13°48'E), Republic of Congo.|
|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 trivial name pectinatus is Latin for comb-like, in reference to the small serrations on the pectoral fin.|
|Size||34mm or 1.3" 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.
This species is very colorful, the dark narrow bands are a dark chocolate brown, the dorsum of the head and areas between the narrow bands are tan or orangish tan, the abdomen and other pale areas cream colored.
|Distribution||Known from the mainstream of the Ubangui upstream from Bangui, from a small tributary of the River Lualain the Lower Congo Basin(Bas-Congo), and from the Luala in Southern Congo(Kasai).
African Waters, Congo, Ubangi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Furniture||Breeding condition specimens were collected in clear moderately swift flowing water, with sand, gravel and rock rubble bottom.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5)., pp104, Fig. 18.|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 24 13:31 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:52)|