Phyllonemus filinemus Worthington & Ricardo, 1937
photo by FAO

Family:  Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes), subfamily: Claroteinae
Max. size:  8.7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 20 m
Distribution:  Africa: Lake Tanganyika.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits inshore waters to 20 m depth. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are incubated in the mouth of both parents (Ref. 47642). No value as food (Ref. 4967).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.04.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Boden, Gert - 18.03.08

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