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Scientific Name Chiloglanis disneyi  Trewavas, 1974
Common Name
Type Locality Wowe River, Mungo system, Cameroon.
Pronunciation Kee low glan iss
Etymology Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. 
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Size 35mm or 1.4" 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.
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Distribution Africa: Mungo and Cross basins in Cameroon. Reported from Chad basin.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology v. 26 (no. 5), pp 365, Figs. 6, 8.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 29 23:05 (species record created: 2015 Jan 02 13:37)