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Scientific Name Schilbe laticeps  (Boulenger, 1899)
Common Name
Type Locality Kutu, Lake Leopold II [Mai-Ndombe], Democratic Republic of Congo.
Synonym(s) Eutropius laticeps
Pronunciation skill bee
Etymology referring to the rather broad head of the species.
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Size 254mm or 10" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification .

The coloration of the species live is characterized by its dark irregularly marbled pattern with irridescent metalic bluish and dark greenish reflections.
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Distribution Africa: Congo basin.
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Feeding Thought to be carnivorous as adults.
Breeding Oviparous, eggs are unguarded. For many species reproduction takes place during the rainy season.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 5), pp 105, Pl. 41 (fig. 3) [not 2].De Vos(1995) A systematic revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes).
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Last Update 2014 Nov 05 06:37 (species record created: 2014 Jul 06 04:57)