Chrysichthys longipinnis (Boulenger, 1899)
Aluminum catfish
Chrysichthys longipinnis
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Family:  Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes), subfamily: Claroteinae
Max. size:  70 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6.30000019073486 - 7.5; dH range: 4 - 12
Distribution:  Africa: Congo River basin (Ref. 92373), mainly in large rivers (Ref. 78218).
Biology:  Only the young is popular in the aquarium trade (Ref. 4537). Feeds mainly on worms (Ref. 6868).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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