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; lujani: Named for Nathan K. Lujan who collected the holotype and most paratypes of this species, and who has made excellent contributions to our knowledge of freshwater fishes (Ref. 103388).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Lake Kyoga drainage (Ref. 103388), Lake Victoria drainage (Ref. 52331, 103388) and Lake Manyara basin in Tanzania (Ref. 103388).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103388)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10. Diagnosis: Amphilius lujani is diagnosed from A. pedunculus, A. frieli and A. crassus by having a more slender caudal peduncle, its depth 8.1-9.5% of standard length vs. 9.9-12.3% (Ref. 103388). It is diagnosed from A. jacksonii by having a deeper caudal peduncle, its depth 8.1-9.5% of standard length vs. 4.8-7.9%, and a deeper body, body depth at anus 13.5-15.8% of standard length vs. 9.6-13.2%; it is diagnosed from A. ruziziensis by having a wider interorbital width, 28.3-31.7% of head length vs. 23.4-25.1%, and a deeper body, body depth at anus 13.5-15.8% of standard length vs. 11.1-12.9%; it is further diagnosed from A. frieli by having fewer gill rakers on the first gill arch, 6-8, rarely 5 or 9 vs. 10-11, rarely 9 or 12, and a longer caudal peduncle, its length 16.8-20.9% of standard length vs. 14.4-16.4%; it is further diagnosed from A. crassus by having more branched pectoral-fin rays, 9 vs. 7-8, rarely 9, and a longer caudal peduncle, its length 16.8-20.9% of standard length vs. 13.3-15.5% (Ref. 103388).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Thomson, A.W., L.M. Page and S.A. Hilber, 2015. Revision of the Amphilius jacksonii complex (Siluriformes: Amphiliidae), with the descriptions of five new species. Zootaxa 3986(1):61-87. (Ref. 103388)
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .