Chiloglanis lamottei Daget, 1948
photo by MNHN

Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes), subfamily: Chiloglanidinae
Max. size:  4.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: known only from the holotype from Mount Nimba (upper Cavally basin) in Guinea (Ref. 272, 7362, 57223).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5. Diagnosis: labial disk moderately developed and rounded, with thick papillae covering almost its entire surface; mandibular barbels short; auxiliary barbels absent; premaxillary teeth large, arranged in 4-5 rows; only known specimen has 7+6 mandibular teeth, but typical number for this species is probably 7+7; adipose fin short, beginning slightly ahead of anal-fin origin; caudal fin weakly forked, lower lobe longer than upper; eyes not very well developed; dorsal surface of head with longitudinal epidermic ridges forming vermiculations (Ref. 57223). Coloration: body covered with numerous small dark spots, more or less uniformly distributed on dorsal surface (colour hardly visible on preserved holotype)(Ref. 57223).
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 27 November 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.03.91
Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 02.03.15
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.08.94

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