All FishesMochokidaeChiloglanidinae ⇒ The genus Chiloglanis

Hop to next section Summary of Chiloglanis
Pronounced 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.
Size Smallest 30mm, largest 100mm, average 63mm, most commonly 65mm. All SL.
Species There are 63 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
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