Heterobranchus boulengeri Pellegrin, 1922
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Family:  Clariidae (Airbreathing catfishes)
Max. size:  64 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: Lake Mweru system below Johnston Falls, including Mweru Wantipa (Ref. 78218), in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 31-39; Anal soft rays: 46-50. Barbels short. Head spatulate in dorsal outline; snout rectangular and lower jaw extending beyond upper. Gill arches extended anteriorly. Suprabranchial organ well developed. Pectoral spine serrated on base of outer side. Openings of secondary sensory canals display a regular geometric pattern.
Biology:  Diet of adults consists of fishes. Juveniles feed on insect larvae and other invertebrates (Ref. 78218).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 27.02.91
Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 21.03.13

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