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Scientific Name Tetracamphilius pectinatus  Roberts, 2003
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Type Locality Congo basin, tributary of River Luala 26 kilometers north of Kibunzi, 8 kilometers south of turnoff to Kibunzi, Luozi District, 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.
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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.
General Remarks The type locality is reported incorrectly in the original species description. As published, the type locality is 45°06.5'S, 13°48'E. However, based on the narrative of the type locality ("Congo basin, tributary of River Luala 26 kilometers north of Kibunzi, 8 kilometers south of turnoff to Kibunzi, Luozi District"), it is more likely that the type locality is 4°56.5'S, 13°48'E.
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Distribution Africa: Congo River, Congo Dem. Rep.
African Waters, Congo, Ubangi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Furniture Breeding condition specimens were collected in clear moderately swift flowing water, with sand, gravel and rock rubble bottom.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 54 (no. 5), pp 104, Fig. 18.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 19 05:12 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 04:52)