Polypterus endlicherii bred

23. March 2016

This large species – sexual maturity is reached at about 40 cm length, but the species can grow as big as 70 cm – originates from Africa. Her it has a fairly wide distribution, from the Nile to the Niger. But it is difficult to catch, so the fish were rather high in prize. Now we can offer bred specimens from Indonesia on a regular basis, which are considerably more favourable.

For our customers: the fish have code 163312 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Polypterus: from ancient Greek, means “with many fins”. endlicherii: dedication name for Stephan Ladislaus Endlicher (1804 – 1849).

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 8-10