Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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); pezoldi: This species is named for Frank Pezold, who led the 2003 expeditions that collected this and other species; he initiated Ray Schmidt's research on the fishes from the area (Ref. 116018).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Loffa River in Guinea and possibly also in Liberia (Ref. 116018).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116018)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10. Diagnosis: Chiloglanis pezoldi is distinguished from C. waterloti, C. longibarbis, C. occidentalis, C. normani, C. nzerekore, C. kabaensis, and C. kolente in having more mandibular teeth in the functional row; it can be easily distinguished from C. polyodon and C. lamottei in having fewer mandibular teeth in the functional row, and from Chiloglanis aff. micropogon in having moderately long medial and lateral mandibular barbels vs. absent or reduced barbels; it is distinguished from C. dialloi and C. loffabrevum in having longer dorsal spines; it is distinguished from C. camarabounyi in having longer pectoral spines, fewer premaxillary teeth, 51-77 vs. 60-112, and a longer adipose fin, 13.2-21.9% of standard length vs. 12.1-15.9%; it can be distinguished from C. tweddlei in having a smaller premaxillary tooth patch, 12.2-15.8% of standard length vs. 15.3-18.2%, and in having premaxillary teeth in three rows vs. four rows (Ref. 116018).
This species is found in a small clear stream on the edge of the Ziama Forest; in riffles with gravel substrate and woody debris (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. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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) .