Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Anchariidae
Etymology: Gogo: Gogo is the Malagasy word most commonly used to refer to members of Anchariidae..
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56142)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12;
Vertebrae: 46. Diagnosis: Gogo brevibarbis is distinguished from other members of Anchariidae in having bicuspid teeth on the upper and lower jaws vs. unicuspid (Ref. 56142). It can be further distinguished from Gogo arcuatus in having a straight dorsoposterior margin of the dorsal fin vs. concave; and from G. ornatus in having a larger eye, 15.9% of head length vs. 9.2-13.6% (Ref. 56142).
Africa: Mananjary River basin in the southeastern highlands of Madagascar (Ref. 56142).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and J.S. Sparks, 2005. Revision of the endemic Malagasy catfish family Anchariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes), with descriptions of a new genus and three new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 16(4):303-323. (Ref. 56142)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties 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), 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
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .