Distichodus teugelsi

Scientific name Distichodus teugelsi
Descriptor Mamonekene & Vreven
Year of description 2008
IUCN category NE
Family Distichodontidae
Genus Distichodus
Distichodus teugelsi Distichodus teugelsi


Distichodus teugelsi is a fresh water fish from the Africa.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    5 cm
  • Maximum size
    7 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
    drawn scales
  • Average size
    5 cm
  • Maximum size
    7 cm
  • Shape
  • Pattern
    drawn scales

How to recognize Distichodus teugelsi ?

Distichodus teugelsi measures between 5 and 7 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly vert and argent body. The also has jaune and blanc drawn scales.

Sexual dimorphism

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with herbivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living in shoals
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Distichodus teugelsi is a fish living in shoals naturally found at mid-depth. This species is omnivorous with herbivorous tendency .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

Distichodus teugelsi is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • pH (acidity)
    4.2 - 4.5
  • Flow
    Slow and Stagnant

Biotope presentation

The acidification of water comes from the decomposition of plants. This phenomenon changes the color of the water, which tends to turn brown. In some areas particularly rich in organic matter, the water is so dark that it is called "black water".

This animal evolves in areas characterized by a strong presence of vegetation (aquatic and marsh plants, decaying organic matter, roots...).

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Not recommended

We do not recommend keeping this species in an aquarium. It has unpredictable needs which, if not met, generate significant stress, potentially leading to a shorter life expectancy, an interruption of its growth or the development of pathogens.

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