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Chiloglanis somereni  Whitehead, 1958

Image contributors to this species:

Hippocampus Bildarchiv (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

This genus is the African equivalent of the suckermouth catfishes of South America and has a sucking disc that helps them to cling on to rocks in fast flowing rivers. Not an easy genus to identify to species. Aquarium Care: Good oxygenated water from a power filter. Sand or gravel substrate with smooth rocks or pebbles. Their dorsal and pectoral fins are sharp and can cause wounds if not handled carefully. Sexual Differences: usually in the form of a different shaped caudal fin. Diet: Algae, fly larvae foods, bloodworm, flake food.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Mochokidae blycipitidae

Distribution:

Africa: westward flowing Kenya rivers affluent to Lake Victoria. Type locality: Waroya River, Nyanza Province, Kenya; at 34º30'E, 0º10'N.

Size:

10cm. (4ins)

Temp:

20-24°C (67-75°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.2.

Reference:

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Sands, David; Catfishes of the World Volume 2 Mochokidae.Dunure Publications 1983.

 

 

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