Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Austroglanididae
Etymology: Austroglanis: Composed from Austro = the south + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 31°S - 33°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7248)
Africa: Clanwilliam-Olifants River system, South Africa.
Occurs among rocks and cobbles and under banks in clear, flowing streams. Feeds on insects, especially the larvae of caddis and mayflies, and other small invertebrates taken from the bottom (Ref. 7248).
Skelton, P.H., 1993. A complete guide to the freshwater fishes of southern Africa. Southern Book Publishers. 388 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (-0.30300 - 0.32300), b=3.04 (2.92 - 3.16), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.39 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .