Cat-eLog Right Mochokidae Right Chiloglanidinae Right Chiloglanis

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Scientific Name Chiloglanis mongoensis  Schmidt & Barrientos, 2019
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Type Locality Rio Mongo near Mosumu, Centro Sur, Equatorial Guinea, 1.72809°N, 10.08800°W, elevation 251 meters.
Type Locality Notes Type locality is incorrectly reported as 10.08800°W, when it should be 10.08800°E in order to place the type locality in Equatorial Guinea.
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 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.
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IUCN Red List Category Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa 4652 (no. 3), pp 510, Fig. 4.
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Last Update 2023 Feb 23 10:30 (species record created: 2019 Aug 12 12:34)