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Euchilichthys guentheri (Schilthuis, 1891)

Image contributors to this species:

Hippocampus Bildarchiv (1) Boulenger 1911 (Line Drawing 1) Drake Shaw (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

Not very often encountered in the trade. Like the Chiloglanis species they possess a sucking disc on the mouth. They differ as having 1/6 soft dorsal rays, eye with a free border, vertebrae 37 (16+21) and 8 branchiostegal rays. Aquarium Care: The care of this genus would be the same as the various Chiloglanis species and should be provided with hiding places such as pipes/tubes or crevices to hide in. Peaceful and nocturnal species. Diet: Vegetable food such as algae tablets, flake and tablet food and live/frozen foods such as Daphnia and Tubifex.

Common Name:

Guenther's African Suckermouth 


Atopochilus guenther




Africa: Congo River basin, down to the Bangweulu drainage system. Type locality: Stanley Pool.


17.5cm. (7ins)


23-26°C (73-79°F)




Sands, David; Catfishes of the World Volume 2 Mochokidae.Dunure Publications 1983.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl 1995 Aquarien Atlas. Band 4. Mergus Verlag GmbH, Verlag für Natur- und Heimtierkunde, Melle, Germany. 864 p.

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