Bagrus lubosicus Lönnberg, 1924
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Family:  Bagridae (Bagrid catfishes)
Max. size:  24.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Africa: restricted to the single type specimen from the Lubosi River (Luala tributary, lower Congo River basin) (Ref. 78218). Presence in the Lulua (Ref. 46243) unconfirmed and doubtful (Ref. 3236, 78218).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-9; Anal soft rays: 11. Head smooth above; snout broadly rounded; band of premaxillary teeth 6 times as long as broad, close to and nearly as broad as the crescentic band of vomerine teeth; maxillary barbel 2.25 times head length, reaching beyond pelvic fins; nasal barbel 0.4 times head length; inner mandibulary barbel 0.43 times head length; outer mandibulary barbel 0.86 times head length; occipital processus narrow and short, widely separated from the first interneural bone; longest branched ray of dorsal fin 0.71 times head length; dorsal spine very weak; adipose fin 4 times longer than high, much longer than the base of the dorsal fin; caudal fin deeply forked, both lobes with long filaments; pectoral spine weak with the outer half articulated (Ref. 52141). Coloration: brown above with irregularly scattered small black dots which are most numerous on the caudal and adipose fin, but are also seen on the back and sides; no dots below lateral line; whitish below (Ref. 52141).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 13.04.94
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 24.09.04
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.05.94

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