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Jump to next section Summary of Leptoglanis
Pronounced lept oh glah niss
Etymology Leptoglanis: From the Greek leptos, meaning slender and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the small size.
Identification Currently regarded as a monotypic genus, there are differing vertebrae counts between specimens from the Lower congo mainstream and those from the upper Congo at Panga and the Ubangai River, with more study this may lead to at least one other species. Also has a highly modified mouth which is unique among the Amphiliidae.
Breeding Unreported.
Size Smallest 62mm, largest 62mm, average 62mm, most commonly 62mm. All SL.
Species There are 1 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
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