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Amphilius frieli  Thomson & Page, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Amphiliinae
Etymology: Amphilius: Greek, amphi = on both sides + Greek, leios = fat;  frieli: Named for John P. Friel in recognition of his excellent contributions to the study of African fishes (Ref. 103388).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: upper Congo River basin upstream of Kabalp [=Kabalo?] in Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia (Ref. 103388), including Lufira River drainage (Ref. 103388) and Luapula River drainage (Ref. 103388).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103388)

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10. Diagnosis: Amphilius frieli is diagnosed from all other species of the Amphilius jacksonii complex by having more gill rakers on the first gill arch, 10-11, rarely 9 or 12 vs. 6-9, rarely 5 or 10 (Ref. 103388). It is further diagnosed from A. jacksonii by its deeper caudal peduncle, caudal peduncle depth 9.7-11.4% of standard length vs. 4.8-7.9%, shorter caudal peduncle, caudal peduncle 14.4-16.4% of standard length vs. 16.7-20.6%, and less slender body, body depth at anus 13.9-14.9% of standard length vs. 9.6-13.2%; it is further diagnosed from A. ruziziensis by having more branchiostegal rays, 8-9 vs. 6-7, a deeper caudal peduncle, caudal peduncle depth 9.7-11.4% of standard length vs. 8.6-9.5%, shorter caudal peduncle, caudal peduncle 14.4-16.4% of standard length vs. 18.7-20.3%, and less slender body depth, body depth at anus 13.9-14.9% of standard length vs. 11.1-12.9%; it is further diagnosed from A. pedunculus, A. crassus, and A. lujani by its narrower interorbital width, 25.1-27.7% of head length vs. 28.1-35.8%, and from A. crassus by having more branchiostegal rays, 8-9 vs. 6-8, more branched pectoral-fin rays, 9-10 vs. 7-9, and a shorter dorsal-fin insertion to adipose-fin insertion length, 37.5-41.2% of standard length vs. 42.2-44.6%; it is further diagnosed from A. lujani by its deeper caudal peduncle, caudal peduncle depth 9.7-11.4% of standard length vs. 8.1-9.5%, and shorter caudal peduncle, caudal peduncle 14.4-16.4% of standard length vs. 16.8-20.9% (Ref. 103388).

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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. 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=0.01000 (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 (39 of 100) .