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Scientific Name Chiloglanis igamba  Friel & Vigliotta, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Kigoma Region, Malagarasi River at Lower Igamba Falls, 5.1802°S, 30.503°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. The specific name refers to the type locality of this species, Igamba Falls on the Malagarasi River.
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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.

Mostly medium brown with lighter abdomen and numerous lighter spots.
Sexing A sexually dimorphic species in which the caudal fin of adult males is relatively truncate, but with the middlemost rays moderately elongated. Females and juvenile males of this species in contrast exhibit a gently forked caudal fin.Mature males are larger than females.
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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 17:55 (species record created: 2012 Nov 24 13:57)