|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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.|
|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.|
|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)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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)|