Chrysichthys dendrophorus (Poll, 1966)
Chrysichthys dendrophorus
photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Family:  Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes), subfamily: Claroteinae
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Africa: restricted to the Lower Congo River (Ref. 78218), possibly only in the rapids (Ref. 55984).
Diagnosis:  Description: eyes subcutaneous; postcleithral process reduced (Ref. 75075).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 (D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.04.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.03.08
Checked by: Boden, Gert - 02.08.07

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