Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Claroteidae
(Claroteid catfishes) > Auchenoglanidinae
Etymology: Notoglanidium: Greek, noton = back + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish; diminutive (Ref. 45335); thomasi: Named in honour of N.W. Thomas, collector of the type specimens (Ref. 94168). More on author: Boulenger.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 10°N - 6°N
Africa: north and east of the Sierra Leone river estuary, including Tai River and Kasewe Forest, in Sierra Leone (Ref. 57126, 94168).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94168)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 12;
Vertebrae: 34. Diagnosis: Notoglanidium thomasi differs from all congeners in the large interorbital distance, 41.0-46.7% of head length vs. less than 37% in all other species (Ref. 94168). It differs from other species in the genus in having: a rather large eye diameter, 9.1-12.5% of head length vs. smaller in N. depierrei, N. maculatum and N. pallidum; a small combined premaxillary tooth plate width, 11.9-18.2% of head length vs. larger in N. akiri, N. boutchangai, N. macrostoma and N. pembetadi; and a relatively large number of soft dorsal-fin rays, 12-16 vs. less in N. akiri, N. boutchangai, N. depierrei and N. macrostoma (Ref. 94168).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Geerinckx, T., E. Vreven, M. Dierick, L.V. Hoorebeke and D. Adriaens, 2013. Revision of Notoglanidium and related genera (Siluriformes: Claroteidae) based on morphology and osteology. Zootaxa 3691(1):165-191. (Ref. 94168)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00220 - 0.01254), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .