Scientific name: Polypterus congicus (Boulenger, 1898)
Synonym(s): Polypterus endlicheri congicus, Polypterus bichir katangae (Poll, 1941)
Common name(s): Congo bichir, Giant bichir
Origin: Congo basin, Lake Tanganyika
Max reported size (TL): 970mm (39")
Description: Colour can be yellowish-brown to grey. There are several dark vertical bands. Black spots are often present on the head region. The lower jaw is more prominent, extending beyond the upper jaw. Dorsal spines extend forward to the rear of the pectoral fins.
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