Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Amphiliidae
(Loach catfishes) > Amphiliinae
Etymology: Amphilius: Greek, amphi = on both sides + Greek, leios = fat; korupi: Named for the Korup National Park in Cameroon, where the species is found.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: coastal streams of northwestern Cameroon including tributaries of the Cross (Ref. 74418) and the Akpa-Korup and Ndian Rivers (Ref. 74418, 81646).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74418)
Morphology | Morphometrics
spines: 0. Diagnosis: adipose fin moderate size, origin behind pelvics; colour uniform dark brown, caudal fin black with narrow yellow band across base and distal edge; eyes widely spaced (interorbital width 2.6-4.0 times orbit diameter); origin of dorsal fin one head length behind head; dorsal fin base before origin of pelvic fins; dorsal fin leading ray extends full length of leading edge of fin; caudal fin with 6+7 principal rays; caudal peduncle 0.9-1.4 times longer than deep; snout relatively short, less than half length of head, equal to or shorter than post-orbit 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (29 of 100) .