|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis paratus Crass, 1960|
|Common Name||Sawfin Suckermouth|
|Type Locality||Concrete wall of Pongola River barrage, 27°23'S, 31°30'E, Natal, South Africa, elevation about 1000 feet.|
|Pronunciation||Kee low glan iss|
|Etymology||Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology.|
|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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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2017.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Annals of the Natal Museum v. 14 (pt 3), pp 452, Fig. 4 (a-d).|
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|Last Update||2017 Dec 20 08:45 (species record created: 2017 Dec 19 13:15)|