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  • Chiloglanis somereni
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Scientific Name Chiloglanis somereni  Whitehead, 1958
Common Name Migori Rapids Catfish
Type Locality Waroya River, Nyanza Province, Kenya, 0°10'N, 34°30'E.
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 100mm 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.
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Distribution Africa: westward flowing Kenya rivers affluent to Lake Victoria.
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Victoria (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 13) v. 1 (no. 3) - pp199 - Figs. 2-3
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Last Update 2013 Jan 30 17:59 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 12:49)