Chiloglanis harbinger Roberts, 1989
No Picture Available

Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes), subfamily: Chiloglanidinae
Max. size:  4.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: only known from the type locality in the Lokunje basin in south-eastern Cameroon (Ref. 13094, 81251).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): -1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5; Anal spines: -0; Vertebrae: 30-31. Diagnosis: sucker huge and rounded, longer than broad; mandibular barbels very small, no auxiliary mandibular barbels; premaxillary teeth large in up to 7 rows; mandibular teeth usually in 2 rows, with 13+13 to 15+15 teeth; eye very small; adipose fin long and low, its origin well in advance of a vertical through anal fin origin; caudal peduncle moderately deep; caudal fin moderately forked with lobes rounded, nearly equal; no sexual dimorphism of anal fin, caudal fin or humeral process of pectoral girdle (Ref. 81251). Coloration: preserved specimens with numerous large melanophores more or less uniformly distributed over entire dorso-lateral surface of body, rapidly becoming sparser toward middle of abdomen; dark vertical bar on base of caudal fin as well as one in its middle (Ref. 81251).
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Source and more info: For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.

Page created by Jen, 05.08.02, php script by kbanasihan 06/09/2010 ,  last modified by sortiz, 10/02/17