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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Congoglanis howesi Vari, Ferraris & Skelton, 2012|
|Type Locality||Lunda Norte, Kasai River basin, Luachimo River, Luachimo rapids, 7u219S,20u509E, in residual pools downstream of dam, Angola.|
|Etymology||The region of the "Congo" and glanis meaning catfish. Iin honor of Gordon J. Howes, formerly of the Natural History Museum, London.|
|Size||113mm or 4.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The caudal peduncle is short and compressed in Congoglanis in relation to other members of the Amphiliidae, depth is greater than its width, there are no scutes that show through the surface of the skin.
Coloration of lateral and dorsal surfaces of head and body generally dark, with variably distinct lighter regions. Ventral region paler. Five or six pale patches distributed in irregular horizontal pattern above the lateral line along the body. Semicircular dark spot at caudal-fin base straight anteriorly, broadly convex posteriorly and more obvious in larger individuals. Spot extending nearly to dorsal and ventral margins of caudal peduncle.
|General Remarks||From the original description: All were collected in the rapids of the Luachimo River.|
|Distribution||Known only from the type locality at the Luachimo rapids of the Kasai River system in the southeastern
portion of the Congo River basin in northeastern Angola.
African Waters, Congo, Lower Congo, Kasai (click on these areas to find other species found there)
|Furniture||John Friel (pers. comm., 12 January 2011) noted that Congoglanis alula and C. sagitta, new species, were ‘‘typically found in the fastest flowing portions of rivers and are always associated with large rocks. They appear to congregate underneath rocks near where water breaks over the rocks during the day, and will move out onto the tops of rocks at night. Most specimens were collected during the day using an electroshocker, . . . alongside other extreme rheophilic fishes, such as Chiloglanis, Euchilichthys, and Labeo.’’|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Copeia 2012, No. 4, 626–630.|
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|Last Update||2012 Dec 23 23:18 (species record created: 2012 Dec 23 01:49)|