Cat-eLog Right Arrow Mochokidae Right Arrow Chiloglanidinae Right Arrow Chiloglanis

Down arrow Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name Chiloglanis congicus  Boulenger, 1920
Common Name
Type Locality Stanley [Boyoma] Falls, 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. 
Down arrow Species Information
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.
Down arrow Habitat Information
Distribution Africa: Congo basin (Stanley Falls, Stanley Pool).
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view data on a map.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
Down arrow Husbandry Information
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down arrow Further Information
Reference Annales du Musée du Congo Belge Sér. C (Zoologie) (Sér. 1) v. 2 (fasc. 4), pp 32, Fig. 16.
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There are 3 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is but a single wish to keep this species, see who wants what.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There are 3 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
Forum BBCode
More on Chiloglanis congicus
Look up AquaticRepublic.com Look up Chiloglanis congicus on AquaticRepublic.com
Look up on Fishbase Look up Chiloglanis congicus on Fishbase
Look up on Encyclopedia of Life Look up Chiloglanis congicus on Encyclopedia of Life
Look up on Global Biodiversity Information Facility Look up Chiloglanis congicus on Global Biodiversity Information Facility
 QR code LFS label creator.
Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:50 (species record created: 2008 Jun 21 11:42)