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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Schilbe laticeps (Boulenger, 1899)|
|Type Locality||Kutu, Lake Leopold II [Mai-Ndombe], Democratic Republic of Congo.|
|Etymology||referring to the rather broad head of the species.|
|Size||254mm or 10" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
The coloration of the species live is characterized by its dark irregularly marbled pattern with irridescent metalic bluish and dark greenish reflections.
|Distribution||Africa: Congo basin.|
|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.|
|Reference||Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 5), pp 105, Pl. 41 (fig. 3) [not 2].|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 27 02:57 (species record created: 2014 Jul 06 04:57)|