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Scientific Name Chiloglanis elisabethianus  Boulenger, 1915
Common Name
Type Locality Lubumbashi River at Elisabethville [Lubumbashi], Democratic Republic of Congo.
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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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
African Waters, Congo, Upper Congo, Lualaba, Mweru, Luapula, Kafubu, Lubumbashi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Revue de Zoologie Africaine v. 4 (fasc. 2), pp 171.
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Last Update 2019 Aug 08 10:39 (species record created: 2019 Apr 07 17:40)