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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Chiloglanis niger Roberts, 1989|
|Type Locality||Menchum River below waterfall near Befang, Bamenda highlands, Niger River basin, Cameroon, western Africa.|
|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.|
|IUCN Red List Category||Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2006.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) v. 46 (no. 6), pp 173, Figs. 1f, 2f, 4e-f, 6f, 12.|
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|Last Update||2019 Aug 08 12:55 (species record created: 2019 Apr 07 17:50)|