Lophiobagrus cyclurus (Worthington & Ricardo, 1937)
African bullhead
Lophiobagrus cyclurus
photo by FAO

Family:  Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes), subfamily: Claroteinae
Max. size:  8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 7.5 - 8; dH range: 15 - 25,
Distribution:  Africa: Lake Tanganyika.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Concealed mostly among rocks during daytime. Nocturnal habits prevail (Ref. 45232). Feed on chironomid larvae, beetle larvae and small crustaceans with occasional ingestion of vegetable material (Ref. 6868). Of no food value (Ref. 4967). Mucus is poisonous to other fishes (Ref. 4537).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.04.94
Modified by: Opitz, Silvia - 19.03.12
Checked by: Boden, Gert - 18.03.08

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