Chiloglanis neumanni Boulenger, 1911
Neumann's suckermouth
Chiloglanis neumanni
photo by Gratwicke, B.

 Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
 Max. size:  6.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6 - 7.5; dH range: 15
 Distribution:  Africa: Limpopo River system, Cunene, Kafue, Zambezi (above and below Victoria Falls), Okavango, Lake Malawi and Lake Kariba (Ref. 3202). Presence in the upper Congo River basin in Zambia (Ref. 3202) is unconfirmed (Ref. 52193) and questionable. Also reported from the Pungwe and Buzi systems and east coast rivers in Tanzania (Ref. 7248). Several undetermined Chiloglanis populations from East and Central as well as South Africa have been assigned to this species, although it is only inadequately known; also Rufiji/Ruaha specimens are not conspecific (Ref. 78218).
 Biology:  Common in the cool waters of mountain streams. Feeds on the biocover of rocks and grazes on algae (Ref. 5595). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 01.09.93
 Modified by: Musschoot, Tobias - 02.07.09
 Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 16.05.94

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