Mastacembelus tanganicae Günther, 1894
photo by FAO

Family:  Mastacembelidae (Spiny eels)
Max. size:  19 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to Lake Tanganyika.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 87-87
Biology:  Occurs in shallow coastal waters with a rocky bottom (Ref. 6060).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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