Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Anchariidae
Etymology: Gogo: Gogo is the Malagasy word most commonly used to refer to members of Anchariidae.. More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Africa: Mananjary River basin in the southeastern highlands of Madagascar (Ref. 56142).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56142)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12;
Vertebrae: 46. Diagnosis: Gogo brevibarbis is distinguished from other members of Anchariidae in having bicuspid teeth on the upper and lower jaws vs. unicuspid (Ref. 56142). It can be further distinguished from Gogo arcuatus in having a straight dorsoposterior margin of the dorsal fin vs. concave; and from G. ornatus in having a larger eye, 15.9% of head length vs. 9.2-13.6% (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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates 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
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .