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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis swierstrai van der Horst, 1931|
|Type Locality||Crocodile River, Pretoria District, Transvaal [now Gauteng], South Africa.|
|Pronunciation||Kee low glan iss|
|Etymology||Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology.|
|Size||70mm or 2.8" 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.|
|Distribution||Africa: Lowveld and warmer reaches of the Limpopo, Pongola and Incomati River systems in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
African Waters, Limpopo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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African Waters, Incomati (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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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 Transvaal Museum v. 14 (pt 3), pp 249, Fig. 3.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 25 09:31 (species record created: 2019 Apr 07 17:41)|