|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis De Vos, 1993|
|Type Locality||Nyakabuye, Rubyiro River, Ruzizi basin, near its junction with River Ntandwe, Rwanda, 2°34'S, 29°02'E|
|Pronunciation||Kee low glan iss|
|Etymology||Chiloglanis: 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.|
|Size||76mm or 3" 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.|
|Sexing||Males of the species have the elongated upper caudal lobe, the caudal lobes of females are of equal length.|
|Distribution||Ruzizi 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 Category||Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2006.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Journal of African Zoology v. 107 (no. 2), pp 154, Figs. 2-4.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 07:22 (species record created: 2012 Nov 23 20:32)|