Chrysichthys dageti Risch, 1992
photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Family:  Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes), subfamily: Claroteinae
Max. size:  30.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal,
Distribution:  Africa: Kouilou-Niari in Republic of Congo (Ref. 34788, 81642). Presence in the Nyanga (Gabon) as shown on map in Ref. 81642 unconfirmed in text.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6. Diagnosis: mouth large, rectangular-shaped, width greater than snout length; snout rounded, shorter than mouth width; premaxillary toothband wide, 27-40% HL; occipital process is well-developed; adipose fin large, base contained 5-8 times in SL and measuring 56-100% of the distance between dorsal and adipose fins; maxillary barbel extremely long, extending beyond dorsal spine and, in some individuals, even beyond end of dorsal fin (Ref. 81642). Description: anal fin with 4-6 unbranched and 9-10 branched soft rays (Ref. 81642). Coloration: preserved specimens: greyish on head and dorsum, white on ventrum (Ref. 81642).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 10.07.00
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