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  • Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis
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Scientific NameChiloglanis asymetricaudalis  De Vos, 1993
Common Name
Type LocalityNyakabuye, Rubyiro River, Ruzizi basin, near its junction with River Ntandwe, Rwanda, 2°34'S, 29°02'E
PronunciationKee low glan iss
EtymologyChiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. In reference to the unequal length of the lobes of the caudal fin in males of the species.
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Size 76mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationSecond 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.
SexingMales of the species have the elongated upper caudal lobe, the caudal lobes of females are of equal length.
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DistributionRuzizi River basin, Lake Tanganyika drainage, eastern central Africa.
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika, Ruzizi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusEndangered
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ReferencesJournal of African Zoology v. 107 (no. 2).
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2015 Feb 26 11:29 (species record created: 2012 Nov 23 20:32)