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Scientific Name Chiloglanis anoterus  Crass, 1960
Common Name
Type Locality Upper Pivaan River, Pongola River system, 17°30"S, 30°28'E, Natal, South Africa, elevation about 4600 feet.
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 90mm or 3.5" 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: Endemic to the escarpment streams of the Pongolo and Incomati River systems.

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Annals of the Natal Museum v. 14 (pt 3), pp 446, Fig. 2 (a-d).
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Last Update 2017 Oct 30 04:24 (species record created: 2017 Oct 21 09:38)