|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis pretoriae Van Der Horst, 1931|
|Common Names||Shortspine Rock Catlet
Kortstekel-suierbekkie (South African), Limpopo Rock Catlet, Shortspine Suckermouth
|Type Locality||Crocodile River, Pretoria District, Transvaal|
|Pronunciation||Kee low glan iss|
|Etymology||Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. Pretoriae, a reference to Pretoria.|
- CotM 2012 January
|Size||65mm or 2.6" 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.
Dark brown with small lighter patches on back and a distinctive series of verticle spots along body. Coloration is somewhat variable between populations. Turns a golden-yellow overall when stressed.
|Sexing||Males possess a distinct genital papilla.|
|Distribution||Incomati, Limpopo, and middle and lower Zambezi, Pungwek, and Buzi systems.
African Waters, Limpopo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Pungwe (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Zambesi, Middle Zambesi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Zambesi, Lower Zambesi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Buzi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|pH||6.7 - 7.6|
|Temperature||22.5-25.0°C or 72.5-77°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||High oxygen levels. This fish greatly appreciates water movement and will always seek out the strongest currents in the aquarium.|
|Feeding||Live and frozen foods. Specimens kept for sometime in captivity may eventually take small amounts of flake foods.|
|Furniture||Occurs in shallow rocky reaches, riffle, and rapids. Fry are found along submersed vegetation along the river's banks.|
|Compatibility||A peaceful fish.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Cool water cyprinids.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Skelton, P. 1993. A Complete Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Southern Africa. Southern Book Publishers. 388 pp.
Ann. Transvaal Mus. v. 14 (pt 3) 248 Fig. 2
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 17:44 (species record created: 2006 Dec 23 10:14)|