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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis harbinger Roberts, 1989|
|Type Locality||Lokunje River near Bipindi, Cameroon, western Africa, 3.074504°N, 10.403839°W.|
|Type Locality Notes||Type locality is incorrectly reported as 3.074504°N, 10.403839°W, when it should be 3.074504°N, 10.403839°E in order to place the location in Cameroon.|
|Pronunciation||Kee low glan iss|
|Etymology||Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology.|
|Size||44mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The second largest catfish genus in Africa after Synodontis. They are 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 reasonably small at 100 mm SL or less. species with forked caudal fins can show sexual dimorphism and is usually species-specific. Other characteristics in this hard-to-ID genus are the size of the adipose fin, the position of the adipose fin relative to pelvic and ventral fins, size of barbles, eyes and dorsal fin. Only a handful of species are identified on colouration. They can be distinguished from other African suckermouth catfish (of the genera Euchilichthys and Atopochilus) by their circular suckermouth disc. This is more elliptical in the other two genera.|
|Distribution||Africa: known only from the Lokunje basin in Cameroon. |
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|IUCN Red List Category||Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 46 (no. 6), pp 175, Fig. 13.|
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|Last Update||2023 Feb 23 10:30 (species record created: 2019 Apr 07 17:43)|