Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Mochokidae
(Squeakers or upside-down catfishes) > Chiloglanidinae
Etymology: Chiloglanis: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335); mongoensis: The specific epithet refers to the Rio Mongo, a tributary to the Rio Wele in Equatorial Guinea, where the species is presumed endemic (Ref. 120898).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Rio Mongo in Equatorial Guinea (Ref. 120898).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 120898)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. Diagnosis: Chiloglanis mongoensis is readily distinguished from all other valid species of Chiloglanis with the exception of C. marlieri and C. harbinger in possessing 28-30 mandibular teeth in one row (Ref. 120898). Chiloglanis mongoensis is distinguished from C. marlieri in possessing a longer dorsal spine, 1.8 times into head length versus 3.1 in C. marlieri (Ref. 12898). It is distinguished from C. harbinger in having fewer premaxillary teeth, 99-116 versus 150-224, arranged in fewer rows, 4-5 versus 7; a longer dorsal spine, 9.0-9.7% of standard length versus 7.8-9.0%; a deeper body at anus, 14.0-16.0% of standard length versus 11.7-13.8%; a larger eye, 3.7-4.6% of standard length versus 2.9-3.5%; and a higher adipose fin, 2.6-3.9% of standard length versus 1.6-2.3% (Ref. 120898).
Found where the Rio Mongo was shallow, substrate mostly sand and gravel, and there was little flow (Ref. 120898).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schmidt, R.C. and C. Barrientos, 2019. A new species of suckermouth catfish (Mochokidae: Chiloglanis) from the Rio Mongo in Equatorial Guinea. Zootaxa 4652(3):507-519. (Ref. 120898)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .