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  • Chiloglanis cf. disneyi
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Scientific NameChiloglanis cf. disneyi   
Common Name
PronunciationKee low glan iss
EtymologyChiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. 
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Size 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationSecond largest catfish genus next to Synodontis in Africa. characterized by jaws and lips modified into a sucker or oral disc used for adhering to and feeding upon objects in fast flowing waters. Generally fairly small at 100 mm SL or less. Often caudal shape can show sexual dimorphism and is usually species specific.

This is an undescribed species that differs from congeners that show sexual dimorphism in the caudal fin in the nature of the dimorphism: males have an emarginate caudal fin with an enlarged upper lobe. Can be distinguished from South American suckermouth catfishes by lack of body armour plates. Can be distinguised from other African suckermouth catfish (of the genera Euchilichthys and Atopochilus) by its circular suckermouth disc. This is more eliptical in the other two genera.
SexingMales are easily distinguished from females by the elongate upper lobe of the caudal fin.
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DistributionMungo River drainage in Cameroon.
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Mungo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.4 - 7.2
Temperature20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersA good current is strongly recommended.
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FeedingWill eat a wide variety of prepared and frozen foods. Supplement with algae wafers.
CompatibilityPeaceful both with conspecifics and other fish, and therefore, suitable for the community tank.
BreedingNot known in aquarium, although other species have been successfully bred in natural enclosures.
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Registered Keepers(1) Silurus, (2) Raycharles, (3) Stan, (4) jippo.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2005 Jul 02 00:00 (species record created: 2004 Feb 22 00:00)