Scientific name: Polypterus ornatipinnis (Boulenger, 1902)
Common name(s): Ornate bichir
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Origin: Central and East Africa: Congo river basin, Lake Tanganyika
Max reported size (TL): 600mm (24")
Description: The striking black and yellow patterning of this species extends into the fins, making for a very attractively patterned bichir. The head has a finely reticulated pattern. 9-11 dorsal spines present.
Comments: This is the largest of the protuding upper jaw species of Polypterus.