Parauchenoglanis longiceps (Boulenger, 1913)
Parauchenoglanis longiceps
photo by Geerinckx, T.

Family:  Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes), subfamily: Auchenoglanidinae
Max. size:  41.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Africa: only known from the Nyong basin in southern Cameroon (Ref. 81642).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2. Diagnosis: caudal peduncle relatively long, its depth slightly larger than the horizontal distance between adipose and caudal fin bases (never twice as large); anterior edge of pectoral spine smooth, except for a few serrations distally; preorbital head length greater than maximum head depth (measured to end of supraoccipital process), lending the snout an elongate appearance; numerous small spots on body and fins; spots on head and flanks of equal size; interorbital distance 28-30% HL; orbital diameter (measured on rostro-caudal axis) more than 2 times in interorbital distance (Ref. 81642). Description: body low and moderately elongate; maxillary barbel not reaching pectoral spine base; external mandibular barbel not reaching beyond mid-length of the spine (Ref. 81642). Coloration: preserved specimens yellow-brown to reddish brown; head and flanks strewn with many small spots, as are dorsal, caudal and adipose fins; other fins uniform grey-brown; ventrum paler and without spotting (Ref. 81642).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.04.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Boden, Gert - 18.03.08

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