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Chiloglanis paratus  Crass, 1960

Sawfin suckermouth
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
Etymology: Chiloglanis: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.2; dH range: ? - 15; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 20°C - 24°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?; 19°S - 28°S

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Africa: Pongolo, Incomati and Limpopo Rivers systems.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers rocky riffles and rapids but may be found in rocky pools or intermittent streams during low water conditions. Migrates into seasonal streams, climbing damp barriers by clinging with the mouth (Ref. 7248). Oviparous (Ref. 205).

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Oviparous (Ref. 205). Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

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Gosse, J.-P., 1986. Mochokidae. p. 105-152. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels, MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3202)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: potential
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