Distichodus maculatus Boulenger, 1898
Spotted citharinid
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Family:  Distichodontidae (Distichodus)
Max. size:  31 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7; dH range: 20
Distribution:  Africa: widespread in the Congo River basin, from the lower Congo up to Luapula-Moero and Lake Bangweulu (Ref. 1878), in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola and Zambia. Also reported from the Malagarazi (Ref. 36901) in Tanzania (Ref. 4967).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 11-11
Biology:  Inhabits large, slow flowing vegetated rivers (Ref. 4967).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.06.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 26.08.09

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