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  • Chiloglanis occidentalis
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Scientific NameChiloglanis occidentalis  Pellegrin, 1933
Common Name
Type LocalityIvory Coast.
Synonym(s)Chiloglanis niloticus waterloti
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 62mm or 2.4" 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.
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DistributionAfrica: upper Senegal (Bafing and Baoule Rivers in Guinea and Mali), upper Niger, Sassandra in Côte d'Ivoire, upper St. Paul, Kolente and Konkoure Rivers. Also known from the Volta, Little Scarcies (Guinea and Sierra Leone), and Pra (Ghana)
African Waters, Sénégal, Upper Sénégal (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger, Upper Niger (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Côte de Ivoire Waters, Sassandra (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Kolente (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Saint Paul (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Konkouré (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Volta (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Little Scarcies (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Pra (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern
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BreedingUnreported.
Jump to next section Further Information
ReferencesArchiv für Hydrobiologie v. 26
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2009 Dec 12 10:34 (species record created: 2009 Sep 02 12:58)