Scientific name: Polypterus endlicheri (Heckel, 1847)
Synonym(s): Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri
Common name(s): Saddled bichir, Red bichir
Origin: Nigeria, Lake Chad, White Nile
Max reported size (TL): 750mm (30")
Description: Irregular vertical bands are present along the sides of the fish, which do not extend fully onto the ventral surface,
which is a uniform whitish-yellow colour. Black spots are present on the head, body and caudal fin.
Prominent lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw. 11-15 dorsal finlets.