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); camarabounyi: The specific epithet is used as a noun in apposition and refers to Camara-Bounyi, the name of the village adjacent to the type locality; the residents of the village generously allowed access to the type locality, assisted with the collection, and the children provided common names for the species (Ref. 116018).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Konkouré River drainage in Guinea (Ref. 116018).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116018)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: Chiloglanis camarabounyi is distinguished from C. normani, C. waterloti, C. longibarbis, C. occidentalis, C. kabaensis, C. kolente, and C. nzerekore in possessing more mandibular teeth in the functional row, and readily distinguished from C. polyodon and C. lamottei in having fewer mandibular teeth in the functional row; it can be distinguished from Chiloglanis aff. micropogon in possessing moderately long mandibular barbels vs. reduced or absent mandibular barbels; it is distinguished from C. tweddlei and C. pezoldi in having shorter pectoral and dorsal spines; it is distinguished from C. loffabrevum in having a longer pectoral spine, a narrower mouth, 8.2-10.7% of standard length vs. 10.2-11.8%, a smaller primary premaxillary tooth patch, 12.7-17.7% of standard length vs. 16.9-20.2%, and a smaller orbit, 4.0-5.5% of standard length vs. 5.0-6.3%; it is distinguished from C. dialloi in having a deeper body at the anus, 14.8-18.2% of standard length vs. 12.0-14.5%, deeper body at dorsal-fin insertion, 16.3-22.5% of standard length vs. 15.3-17.7%, and a deeper caudal peduncle, 11.8-15.2% of standard length vs. 10.1-11.0% (Ref. 116018).
This species is found in large numbers in a medium stream with large areas of exposed bedrock (Ref. 116018).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schmidt, R.C., H.L. Bart, F. Pezold and J.P. Friel, 2017. A biodiversity hotspot heats up: Nine new species of suckermouth catfishes (Mochokidae: Chiloglanis) from Upper Guinean forest steams in West Africa. Copeia 105(2):301-338. (Ref. 116018)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .