All FishesMochokidaeChiloglanidinaeChiloglanis

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Scientific NameChiloglanis paratus  Crass, 1960
Common NameSawfin Suckermouth
Type LocalityConcrete wall of Pongola River barrage, 27°23'S, 31°30'E, Natal, South Africa, elevation about 1000 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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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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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesAnnals of the Natal Museum v. 14 (pt 3), pp 452, Fig. 4 (a-d).
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Dec 20 08:45 (species record created: 2017 Dec 19 13:15)