All Fishes Data Sheet Scientific Name Crass, 1960 Chiloglanis anoterus Common Name Type Locality Upper Pivaan River, Pongola River system, 17°30"S, 30°28'E, Natal, South Africa, elevation about 4600 feet. Pronunciation Kee low glan iss Etymology Chiloglanis: From the Greek cheilos, meaning lip, and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the oral morphology. Species Information Size
90mm or 3.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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. Habitat Information Distribution Africa: Endemic to the escarpment streams of the Pongolo and Incomati River systems.
(Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution) Husbandry Information Breeding Unreported. Further Information References Annals of the Natal Museum v. 14 (pt 3), pp 446, Fig. 2 (a-d). Registered Keepers None. Breeding Reports None. Look up
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