Polypterus palmas polli
Scientific name: Polypterus palmas polli (Gosse, 1988)
Common name(s): Poll's bichir
Origin: West & Central Africa, Congo River
Max reported size (SL): 321mm (13")
Description: Dorsal surface has large dark blotches forming a mottled pattern.
Ventral surface has a uniform lighter colouration. The base of the pectoral fin has a large dark spot.
5-7 dorsal spines.
Comments: This species seems to be commonly available in most parts of the world, and may be imported simply as P. palmas.