The specimens depicted were
collected in the Upper Ogowe in Gabon. Description:
Dorsal spines (total): 1; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft
rays: 10 - 11; Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Body depth slightly
less than its greatest width; head depressed with
a somewhat rugose upper surface; snout broadly rounded;
nostril nearer end of snout than to eye; buccal cleft
straight; mandibular tooth band less than half as
long antero-posteriorly as premaxillary tooth band;
maxillary barbel reaching to half of head length and
at least twice as long as mandibular barbels; humeral
process striated and acutely pointed; adipose fin
almost 3 times as long as deep; anal fin with 10-11
rays, 1st and occasionally 2nd rays rudimentary; pectoral
spine, strong, striated and strongly serrated along
posterior margin; pelvic fin reaching almost to anal
fin origin; caudal peduncle 1.5 times as long as deep.
Colouration: body mottled brown with
small dark spots on sides and dorsal surface of body;
2 dark bands present on posterior half of body (1
between adipose and anal fin and 1 on caudal peduncle);
pectoral fin darkly pigmented along base of fin rays;
distal half of pelvic and anal fin rays lightly pigmented;
caudal fin with 2 dark bands, 1 at base and another
at tips of fin rays. Similar looking to the Chiloglanis
genera but grows larger with a large sucking disc
which they can graze algae and Aufwuchs from
the substrate and rocks.A. savorgnani
is the type species for this genus and it possess
a short head and adipose fin. Aquarium Care:
This species has not been exported very often in the
trade but you can keep as Chiloglanis but
in larger tanks with good oxygenated water from a
power filter. Sand or gravel substrate with smooth
rocks or pebbles. Diet: Algae, cucumber,
fly larvae foods, bloodworm and flake food.
Upper Ogowe in Gabon, Rio Muni in Equatorial Guinea
and Ntem river in southern Cameroon. Type
locality: Doumé [Fl. Ogôoué,
aux chutes de Doumé (Congo français)].
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