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Lophiobagrus cyclurus (African bullhead)

Synonyms: Chrysichthys cyclurus; Lophiobagrus lestradei
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Wikipedia Abstract

The African bullhead (Lophiobagrus cyclurus) is a species of claroteid catfish endemic to Lake Tanganyika at the border of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia. This species grows to a length of 8.0 cm (3.1 inches) TL. This species is nocturnal in habit, hiding amongst rocks during daylight hours. The diet consists of small crustaceans, beetle larvae and chironomid larvae. The mucus secreted by this species is toxic to other fishes.
View Wikipedia Record: Lophiobagrus cyclurus

Prey / Diet

Alphitobius diaperinus (lesser mealworm)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
St. Paul's Como Zoo

Range Map

Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: Lake Tanganyika.; Burundi; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Ethiopian; Lake Tanganyika; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Zambia;



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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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