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Scientific Name Chiloglanis msirii  Kashindye, Manda, Friel, Chakona & Vreven, 2021
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Type Locality Fungwe River, Village Kanonga, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 9°15'31"S, 26°7'14"E, elevation 623 meters.
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 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.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 31 (no. 1) IEF-1158, pp 5, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2022 May 21 01:51 (species record created: 2021 Nov 10 00:01)