All FishesMochokidaeChiloglanidinaeChiloglanis

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Scientific NameChiloglanis anoterus  Crass, 1960
Common Name
Type LocalityUpper Pivaan River, Pongola River system, 17°30"S, 30°28'E, Natal, South Africa, elevation about 4600 feet.
PronunciationKee low glan iss
EtymologyChiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. 
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Size 90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationSecond 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.
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DistributionAfrica: Endemic to the escarpment streams of the Pongolo and Incomati River systems.
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ReferencesAnnals of the Natal Museum v. 14 (pt 3), pp 446, Fig. 2 (a-d).
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Oct 30 04:24 (species record created: 2017 Oct 21 09:38)