Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 6°N - 10°S
Africa: Ubangui River (middle Congo River basin) (Ref. 3818, 51287, 78218) in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic. Possibly also present at Wagenia Falls near Kisangani in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 51287, 78218), but presence not confirmed in Ref. 106245.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 51287)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A relatively elongate snout with an enlarged olfactory organ; length of lamellar portion of olfactory organ nearly equal to eye diameter; and anterior and posterior nostrils widely separated, posterior much larger than anterior (Ref. 51287). Number of dorsal fin rays: 8-9; number of anal fin rays: 9-10; number of pectoral fin rays: 9 (Ref. 51287).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Roberts, T.R., 2003. Systematics and osteology of Leptoglaninae a new subfamily of the African catfish family Amphiliidae, with descriptions of three new genera and six new species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 54(5):81-132. (Ref. 51287)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .