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Scientific Name Chiloglanis congicus  Boulenger, 1920
Common Name
Type Locality Stanley [Boyoma] Falls, Zaire [Democratic Republic of Congo].
Pronunciation Kee low glan iss
Etymology Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. 
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Size 75mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Second 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.
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Distribution Africa: Congo basin (Stanley Falls, Stanley Pool).
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annales du Musee du Congo Belge (Serie 1) v. 2 (fasc. 4)
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Last Update 2008 Jun 23 10:13 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 11:42)