Zaireichthys rotundiceps (Hilgendorf, 1905) Recherche rapide

Attributs

  • DISTRIBUTION: Lien Faunafri
  • Aquariology : Seegers, 2008 .
  • Colour pattern : Seegers, 2008 .
  • Common names : Gevlekte babertjie / Gevlekte-sandbabertjie (Afrikaans), Sand catlet / Spotted catlet / Spotted sand catlet ( English), Pantteri-imuevä / Töpöimuevä (Finnish), Kurzer Zwergquappenwels / Tansania-Zwergstachelwels (German) .
  • Current distribution known : Lake Victoria, Rufiji and Lake Rukwa systems, questionably in Tana River in Kenya. Also in Okavango, Zambezi, Pungwe, Buzi, Save systems as well as in the Lake Malawi catchment .
  • Food habits : feeds mainly on small insects, but worms, small crustacea and other small water animals of a suitable size are probably also taken as well (Seegers, 2008) .
  • Habitat : inhabits fairly shallow water. Occurs over sand, usually buried with just the eyes protruding .
  • Morphology / anatomy : Roberts, 2003 | Seegers, 2008 .
  • Osteology : Roberts, 2003 .
  • Reproduction : eggs are few (12-16) and large (3-5 mm diameter) suggesting possible parental care (Skelton 1993) .
  • Size : 38 mm SL .
  • Types :
    • Gephyroglanis rotundiceps Hilgendorf, 1905: 412. Type locality: "Im Bubu bei Irangi". Syntypes (20) ZMHU.