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Amphilius dimonikensis  Skelton, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Amphiliinae
Etymology: Amphilius: Greek, amphi = on both sides + Greek, leios = fat;  dimonikensis: The specific name dimonikensisrefers to the Dimonika Biosphere Reserve, Mayombe, Republic of Congo, where the species is likely to be endemic.

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: endemic to the Mpoulou River (Kouilou River system) in Mayombe, Republic of Congo (Ref. 74418, 81646).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74418)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0. Diagnosis: eyes closely spaced (interorbital width 1.2-1.9 times orbit diameter); pigmentation brown with light bands, dark band across base of dorsal; origin of dorsal fin less than one head length behind head; dorsal base before origin of pelvic fins; dorsal leading ray extends full length of leading edge of fin; caudal fin with 6+7 principal rays; caudal peduncle length 1.18-1.47 times depth; snout half of head length; eyes placed equidistant from hind margin of head and tip of snout (mid-way along head) or nearer to tip of snout (Ref. 81646).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Skelton, P.H., 2007. New species of the amphiliid catfish genera Amphilius, Doumea and Phractura and the taxonomy of Paramphilius from West Central Africa (Siluformes, Amphiliidae). Zootaxa 1578:41-68. (Ref. 74418)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00173 - 0.01152), b=3.09 (2.86 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .