Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Anchariidae
Etymology: Gogo: Gogo is the Malagasy word most commonly used to refer to members of Anchariidae.; atratus: The specific epithet comes from the Latin atratus, meaning clothed in black, in reference to the dark colouration of this species in preservative (Ref. 75790).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Mananara du Nord River drainage in northeastern Madagascar (Ref. 75790).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75790)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12;
Vertebrae: 43 - 44. Diagnosis: Gogo atratus is distinguished from congeners in having a longer snout, 54.8-56.4% of head length vs. 47.1-54.3%; and faintly mottled dark gray colouration vs. uniform brown, highly mottled dark gray and cream, or mottled brownish-gray (Ref. 75790). It further differs from Gogo ornatus in having a larger eye in specimens larger than 110 mm standard length, eye diameter 13.0-14.3% of head length vs. 9.2-12.5% (Ref. 75790). It differs from G. brevibarbis in having unicuspid teeth vs. bicuspid, and a smaller eye, eye diameter 13.0-14.3% of head length vs. 19.5% (Ref. 75790). It differs from G. arcuatus in having a narrower head, head width 17.8-18.9% of standard length vs. 20.8-21.0% and interorbital distance 28.9-30.5% of head length vs. 34.8-35.1%; smaller eye, eye diameter 13.0-14.3% of head length vs. 17.7-18.6%; shorter dorsal spine, 17.7-20.6% of standard length vs. 21.2-21.8%; shorter pectoral spine, 16.5-18.9% of standard length vs. 19.9-20.2%; and a straight dorsoposterior margin of the dorsal fin vs. concave (Ref. 75790).
Found over an open sand/cobble bottom interspersed with scattered rocky ourcroppings at a depth of less than 1 m; the water is clear, with the bottom consisting of either sand or rock/cobble; the bottom is lightly overlain with leaf litter in quieter stretches of the river (Ref. 75790).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., J.S. Sparks and P.V. Loiselle, 2008. A new species of catfish of the genus Gogo from the Northeastern Madagascar (Siluriformes: Anchariidae). Copeia 2008(2):395-400. (Ref. 75790)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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 (11 of 100) .