Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 13°N - 11°N
Africa: Endemic to Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 61.8 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35835)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Eye diameter at least 1.6 times in snout length and interorbital width; anterior barbel longer than 1.1 times eye diameter; golden yellowish; heavy pharyngeal jaws, with large crushing teeth; often a large anal opening.
Occurs over muddy, sandy and rocky substrates, especially in the shore areas of the lake, almost exclusively in water shallower than 6 m. A specialized macro-molluskivore. Especially bivalves up to 5 cm, and to a lesser extent gastropod snails have been found in its intestine (Ref. 35835).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae