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  • Chiloglanis angolensis
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Scientific Name Chiloglanis angolensis  Poll, 1967
Common Name
Type Locality Stream crossing Chibia-Jau road, at Jau-Onguéria bifurcation, a few kilometers south of Chibia, near Sá da Bandeira, Angola.
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 56mm or 2.2" 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: Cuango River (Kasai drainage, middle Congo River basin) and Rio Coroca (just north of Cunene drainage), Angola.
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Kasai, Kwango (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Curoca (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Publicações Culturais, Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (DIAMANG), Lisboa No. 75, pp255, Fig. 120.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 30 17:54 (species record created: 2010 Jan 27 14:48)