Notoglanidium pallidum Roberts & Stewart, 1976
photo by Musschoot, T.

Family:  Claroteidae (Claroteid catfishes), subfamily: Auchenoglanidinae
Max. size:  8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal,
Distribution:  Africa: Lower Congo River west of Luozi, in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 94168).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-10; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 9-11; Vertebrae: 36-36. Diagnosis: Notoglanidium pallidum differs from other species in the genus in having: a small eye diameter, 3.8-7.0% of head length vs. larger in N. boutchangai, N. walkeri, N. thomasi and N. macrostoma; a small interorbital distance, 20.0-23.3% of head length vs. larger in N. akiri, N. macrostoma, N. maculatum, N. thomasi and N. walkeri; a small combined premaxillary tooth plate width, 11.1-15.3% of head length vs. larger in N. akiri, N. boutchangai, N. depierrei, N. macrostoma and N. pembetadi; and an average number of soft dorsal-fin rays, 8-10 vs. 7 in N. akiri, N. boutchangai and N. macrostoma, and more than 10 rays in N. maculatum, N. thomasi and N. walkeri (Ref. 94168). Description: Both head and body dorsoventrally flattened, with depth almost constant from head to body, predorsal body depth 10.6-14.3% of standard length, minimal caudal peduncle depth 9.1-10.4% of standard length, head depth 9.8-13.8% of standard length (Ref. 94168). Branchiostegal membranes fused along anterior half only, with a slit separating the posterior halves; they may overlap (Ref. 94168). Adipose fin low, 2.3-3.3% of standard length (Ref. 94168). Colouration: In life, pallid pink, without any markings; pale brownish when preserved (Ref. 94168).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 (D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.04.94
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 14.07.17
Checked by: Boden, Gert - 17.03.08

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