Chiloglanis paratus Crass, 1960
Sawfin suckermouth
Chiloglanis paratus
photo by Palmer, R.

Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes), subfamily: Chiloglanidinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 7.19999980926514; dH range: 15, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Pongolo, Incomati and Limpopo Rivers systems.
Biology:  Prefers rocky riffles and rapids but may be found in rocky pools or intermittent streams during low water conditions. Migrates into seasonal streams, climbing damp barriers by clinging with the mouth (Ref. 7248). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 July 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 20.04.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.09.04
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 16.05.94

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