Amphilius chalei  Seegers, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Amphiliinae
Etymology: Amphilius: Greek, amphi = on both sides + Greek, leios = fat;  chalei: Named for Dr. Francis Chale, for his assistance for many years in the exploration of live and preserved fishes from Tanzania and for his involvement in the collection of this new species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: found in Lake Malawi, the Ruhuhu drainage and the Little Ruaha River (Rufiji drainage) in Tanzania (Ref. 78218).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78218)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Moderately slender; dorsal fin situated a long way in front of the ventral fins; adipose fin low and long, longer than in Amphilius jacksonii; caudal peduncle longer than deep (deeper that long in Amphilius uranoscopus; caudal fin deeply indented than is the case in Amphilius uranoscopus; and the caudal-fin lobes rounded posteriorly (Ref. 78218).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits very clear water and remains at least in part active during the day; can be kept easily in the aquarium and if possible, the temperature should not exceed 24° C (Ref. 78218).

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Seegers, L., 2008. The catfishes of Africa: A handbook for identification and maintenance. Aqualog Verlag A.C.S. GmbH, Germany. 604 p. (Ref. 78218)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00174 - 0.01147), 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 (30 of 100) .