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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis productus Ng & Bailey, 2006|
|Common Name||Lunzua Suckermouth Catfish|
|Type Locality||Lunzua stream, 11.3 kilometers sse of Mpulungu, about 1 kilometer north of bridge on Mbala-Mpulungu road, 8°49'S, 31°10'E, Zambia.|
|Pronunciation||Kee low glan iss - pro duct us|
|Etymology||Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. From the Latin adjective productus, meaning lengthened or prolonged, in reference to the shape of the caudal fin in males.|
|Size||49mm or 1.9" 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.
Unique among congeners in lacking pale patches or bands on the trunk, instead having a distinct pale midlateral stripe with a series of small pale spots arranged in vertical rows sometimes visible and a series of two pale patches on the dorsal midline.
|Sexing||A sexually dimorphic species with enlarged anal and caudal fins, and with the central caudal-fin rays being notably produced in males (vs. diamond shaped, forked or trilobate in males of most congeners). In females, the caudal fin is shallowly notched.|
|General Remarks||The type locality of C. productus is a clear, fast-flowing stream, with boulders, gravel and sand as substrate. The water was cool (22.8"C).|
|Distribution||Lunzua River basin and Lufubu River, Lake Tanganyika drainage, Zambia.
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika, Lunzua (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika, Lufubu (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Temperature||22.5-23.0°C or 72.5-73.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan No. 738, pp 2, Figs. 1-3.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 07:39 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 13:54)|