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  • Chiloglanis neumanni
  • Chiloglanis neumanni
  • Chiloglanis neumanni
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Scientific Name Chiloglanis neumanni  Boulenger, 1911
Common Name Neuman's Rock Catfish
Type Locality Upper Bubu R., Masailand, Africa.
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 65mm or 2.6" 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: Limpopo River system, Cunene, Kafue, Zambezi (above and below Victoria Falls), Okavango, Upper Congo River in Zambia, Lake Malawi and Lake Kariba. Also known from the Pugnwe and Buzi systems and east coast rivers in Tanzania
African Waters, Limpopo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Zambesi, Kafue (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cunene (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Zambesi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Okavango (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Zambesi, Kariba (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Zambesi, Malawi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo, Upper Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
pH 6.0 - 7.5
Temperature 20.0-26.0°C or 68-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH°15.
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Feeding Feeds on the biocover on rocks and grazes on algae.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is but a single breeding report, read it here.
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References Cat. Fresh-water Fish. Africa.v. 2 - pp481 - Fig. 359
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Last Update 2006 Aug 01 09:09 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)