Chiloglanis bifurcus Jubb & Le Roux, 1969
Incomati suckermouth
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Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
Max. size:  6.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to the Crocodile-Incomati system.
Biology:  Occurs in rocky rapids and cascades in altitudes of 900-1,200 m. Prefers deeper waters (30-60 cm) over cobbles (Ref. 26172). Feeds on benthic invertebrates such as mayfly and caddis fly nymphs, blackfly and midge larvae and small snails. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Breeds during summer and is a partial spawner. Increasing extraction and regulation of river water as well as pollution threaten this species.
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 30 November 2016 (A2ace) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 03.08.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 07.09.04
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 25.07.94

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