Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Anchariidae
Etymology: Gogo: Gogo is the Malagasy word most commonly used to refer to members of Anchariidae.; arcuatus: The specific epithet come from the Latin arcuatus, meaning bent like a bow, in reference to the concave shape of the dorsoposterior margin of the dorsal fin (Ref. 56142).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Sandrananta River drainage in southeastern highlands of Madagascar (Ref. 56142).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56142)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12;
Vertebrae: 43. Diagnosis: Gogo arcuatus is distinguished from other members of Anchariidae by the following unique characters: a larger eye, 17.7-18.0% of head length vs. 9.2-15.9%; mottled brownish-gray colouration vs. highly mottled dark gray and cream, solid purplish-gray or lead gray; and a concave dorsoposterior margin of the dorsal fin vs. straight (Ref. 56142). It can be further distinguished from G. brevibarbis in having unicuspid teeth vs. bicuspid (Ref. 56142).
Gogo arcuatus is found in pools surrounded by large, exposed boulders from a clear, shallow, forested stretch of the river, where the substrate is very rocky and the current swift (Ref. 56142).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and J.S. Sparks, 2005. Revision of the endemic Malagasy catfish family Anchariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes), with descriptions of a new genus and three new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(4):303-323. (Ref. 56142)
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
= 0.5781 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .