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). More on author: Roberts.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Africa: Sanaga basin, Cameroon (Ref. 13094, 81251).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13094)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 31 - 33. Diagnosis: sucker moderately large and round, with numerous papillae of uniform size evenly distributed over almost its entire surface; mandibular barbels short but well-developed, each side of lower lip with 3 auxiliary mandibular barbels; premaxillary teeth large in 3-4 rows; mandibular teeth usually 4+4 or 5+5, rarely 6+6; eye moderately large; adipose fin very long and low, its origin far in advance of a vertical through anal fin origin; caudal peduncle slender; caudal fin almost truncate, very slightly emarginated or forked, with lobes slightly rounded, lower a bit longer than upper; no sexual dimorphism observed (Ref. 81251).
Coloration: in holotype, dorsum lightly pigmented with melanophores, 2 light-coloured bands present
(1 anterior to adipose fin and 1 posterior to anal fin); ventral surface and all fins relatively unpigmented (Ref. 81251).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous (Ref. 205). Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Roberts, T.R., 1989. Systematic revision and description of new species of suckermouth catfishes (Chiloglanis, Mochokidae) from Cameroun. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 46(6):151-178. (Ref. 13094)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .