Chiloglanis batesii  Boulenger, 1904

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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: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 5°N - 10°S

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57223)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal spines: 0; Vertebrae: 30 - 33. Diagnosis: labial disk rather large; mandibular barbels reduced; mandibular teeth numbering at most 6+6, often 5+5, and occasionally 4+4; adipose fin rounded posteriorly, beginning slightly ahead of anal-fin origin; caudal fin deeply forked; eyes rather large; very pronounced sexual dimorphism: males (even in premature stages) with enlarged caudal fin, in particular the upper lobe which also becomes more pointed or even filamentous; males also have a large and rounded humeral process (Ref. 57223). Coloration: live specimens: diffuse dark vertical bars (that may even form a marbled pattern) delimiting better defined paler (yellowish or olivaceous) areas; dark vertical bars also present at bases of pectoral and caudal fin bases, but caudal-fin lobes pale yellow; finally, anal fin marked with dark spots, but these are less distinct than those in C. disneyi collected at the same locality (Ref. 57223).

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Africa: Niger basin (Ref. 57223, 81251), Oshun, Osse, Cross (Ref. 57223), headwaters of the Chad basin (Ref. 57223, 81251), and almost every river basin in Cameroon except the Ndian and Nyong; absent west of the Niger (Ref. 81251). Probably absent from the Congo basin where C. micropogon is found (see Ref. 87986).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous (Ref. 205). Maximum total length 47 mm (Ref. 3202).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous (Ref. 205). Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Paugy, D. and T.R. Roberts, 2003. Mochokidae. p. 195-268 In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux douce et saumâtres de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, Tome 2. Coll. Faune et Flore tropicales 40. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Belgique, Museum National d'Histoire Naturalle, Paris, France and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Paris, France. 815 p. (Ref. 57223)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00383 - 0.04338), b=2.97 (2.71 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.