Chiloglanis benuensis Daget & Stauch, 1963
photo by MNHN

Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
Max. size:  3.84 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic,
Distribution:  Africa: Benue River (middle Niger River basin) in Nigeria and Cameroon (Ref. 13094, 57223). Also reported from the Chad basin (Ref. 57223).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6. Diagnosis: labial disk rather small, ovoid, with very large barbels; up to 3 auxiliary mandibular barbels on either side of lower lip; main outer mandibular barbel without lateral auxiliary barbel; mandibular teeth numbering 4+4 to 7+7; adipose fin long, beginning distinctly ahead of anal-fin origin; caudal fin slightly forked, with unequal lobes (lower lobe longer than upper); eyes large; no sexual dimorphism known; caudal peduncle slightly elongate (Ref. 57223). Coloration: no particular colour pattern; similar to that of other Chiloglanis species (Ref. 57223).
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 30 April 2006 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.04.94
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 02.03.15
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 16.05.94

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