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; mamonekenensis: Named after Victor Mamonekene, one of the collectors of the type series of this species and who has contributed much to understanding the fishes of the Republic of Congo in recent times.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: endemic to the upper Mpoulou River, tributary of the Kouilou River within the Dimonika Biosphere Reserve, Mayombe, Republic of Congo (Ref. 74418, 81646).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74418)
Morphology | Morphometrics
spines: 0. Diagnosis: caudal fin without large black spot; body light brown with clear large spots; origin of dorsal fin less than one head length behind head; dorsal fin base extends behind origin of pelvic fin origin; dorsal fin leading ray distinctly shorter than leading edge of fin; caudal fin with 6+7 principal rays; caudal peduncle 1.2-1.5 times longer than deep; snout equal to or shorter than post-orbit length, less than half length of head; 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=0.00447 (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 (31 of 100) .