|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis kazumbei Friel & Vigliotta, 2011|
|Type Locality||Kigoma Region, Malagarasi River at rapids, 6.4 km upriver from Ilagala barge crossing, 5.2013400°S, 29.9001400°E, Tanzania.|
|Pronunciation||Kee low glan iss|
|Etymology||Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. Eponymously named for Mr. George Kazumbe, an expert fisherman and friend of the authors from Kigoma, Tanzania. He has assisted the authors and several colleagues doing fieldwork in Tanzania.|
|Size||70mm or 2.8" 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.
Long dorsal and pectoral spines; dorsal and pectoral fins with distinctive dark patches. dark brown with varying numbers of small irregular light patches. Ventral surface cream colored and peppered with dark melanophores from oral disc to caudal fin. Oral disc, all barbels, anus and urogenital opening cream colored.
|Sexing||No obvious sexual dimorphism in body ornamentation or skin tuberculation. The head and body of males and females of all sizes are covered with numerous unculiferous tubercles. Adult males with slightly larger anal fins.|
|Distribution||Lower Malagarasi River and adjacent Luiche River, Tanzania.
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika, Malagarasi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika, Luiche (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Zootaxa No. 3063, pp 9, Figs. 1B, 4.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 07:39 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 13:55)|