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Scientific Name Chiloglanis orthodontus  Friel & Vigliotta, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Kigoma Region, side channel of Malagarsu River around island, 5.2005000°S, 29.8987000°E, Tanzania.
Pronunciation Kee low glan iss - or tho don tuss
Etymology Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. A combination of the Greek word orthos, meaning straight or erect, and the Greek word odontos, meaning tooth. Refers to the mandibular dentition in this species, which is relatively straight and evenly spread across the dentary as compared to most other members of the genus. Used as a noun in apposition.
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Size 30mm or 1.2" 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.

mostly medium brown with lighter abdomen and set of lighter spots. Lighter spot at origin of adipose fin, above lateral line only and separated from dorsal spot by thin line of pigment. Lighter spot at terminus of adipose fin continuous with dorsal spot, extending more or less to ventral midline, but with notable pigmentation along lateral line. Additional lighter spot present below lateral line at origin of anal fin.
Sexing No apparent sexual dimorphism in shape or size of fins, body ornamentation, or tuberculation of skin.
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Distribution Lower Malagarasi River, Tanzania.
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika, Malagarasi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unknown
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zootaxa 3063: 1–21 (2011).
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Last Update 2013 Jan 30 17:57 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 13:56)