|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis macropterus Poll & Stewart, 1975|
|Type Locality||Luongo River at ferry crossing, 53 kilimeters south of Kawambwa, Zambia.|
|Pronunciation||Kee low glan iss|
|Etymology||Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. This specific epithet refers to its long (makros=long) feather-like fins (pteron=feather, fin).|
|Size||98mm or 3.9" 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.|
|Distribution||Luongo River, Zambia.
African Waters, Congo, Luongo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Vulnerable|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Revue de Zoologique Africaine v. 89 (no. 1)|
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|Last Update||2010 Jul 07 07:00 (species record created: 2009 Sep 02 13:01)|