Acanthocleithron chapini

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Acanthocleithron chapini
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Mochokidae
Genus: Acanthocleithron
Nichols & Griscom, 1917
Species: A. chapini
Binomial name
Acanthocleithron chapini
Nichols & Griscom, 1917

Acanthocleithron chapini is the only species of catfish (order Siluriformes) in the genus Acanthocleithron of the family Mochokidae.[2] This species is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo where it occurs in the Ituri River and Congo River from Kisangani to Stanley Pool.[2] This oviparous fish reaches a length of 5.5 centimetres (2.2 in) SL.[3]


  1. ^ Moelants, T. (2010). "Acanthocleithron chapini". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Ferraris, Carl J., Jr. (2007). "Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types" (PDF). Zootaxa 1418: 1–628. 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Acanthocleithron chapini" in FishBase. December 2011 version.

External links[edit]

Acanthocleithron chapini at DigiMorph: 3D visualizations of the head