|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis lukugae Poll, 1944|
|Type Locality||Luvua drainage.|
|Pronunciation||Kee low glan iss|
|Etymology||Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology.|
|Size||90mm or 3.5" 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||Africa: known from the Luvua drainage (upper Congo River basin) and the Kwango (Kasai drainage, middle Congo River basin).
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Kasai, Kwango (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Upper Congo, Lualaba, Luvua (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Furniture||Inhabits rocky shores of lakes and stony stretches of rapid streams.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Bulletin du Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique v. 20 (no. 3), pp 7, Figs. 3-5.|
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|Last Update||2019 Aug 23 05:55 (species record created: 2010 Jan 27 14:49)|