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Zaireichthys conspicuus  Eccles, Tweddle & Skelton, 2011

Blotched sand catlet
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Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Leptoglanidinae
Etymology: Zaireichthys: Composed form Zaire river + Greek,ichtys = fish; the habitat of this fish (Ref. 45335);  conspicuus: The specific name 'conspicuus' refers to the conspicious bold markings of this species (Ref. 86935).

Miljö / Klimat / Range Ekologi

; sötvatten bentopelagisk.   Tropical, preferred ?

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | Faunafri

Africa: Upper Zambezi River from the rapid sections at Katima Mulilo down to just above the Victoria Falls (Ref. 86935).

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 86935)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Taggstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 2; Mjukstrålar i ryggfenan (totalt): 6; Taggstrålar i analfenan 0; Mjukstrålar i analfenan: 9 - 11; Ryggkotor: 34 - 35. This species differs from Z. kafuensis, Z. kavangoensis, Z. monomotapa and Z. pallidus in having a premaxillary tooth patch with the buccal margin expanded laterally and from all other species in its more robust form and bold markings (Ref. 86935). Premaxillary teeth in 5-6 rows, the outer row with 6-7 and inner row with about 16 teeth on each side (Ref. 86935).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Known from the edge of rapids and feeds on insect larvae (Ref. 86935). Seems to inhabit rocky rapids rather than sandy bottoms (Ref. 94654).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Eccles, D.H., D. Tweddle and P.H. Skelton, 2011. Eight new species in the dwarf catfish genus Zaireichthys (Siluriformes: Amphiliidae). Smithiana Bull. (13):3-28. (Ref. 86935)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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