Chiloglanis pretoriae Van Der Horst, 1931
Shortspine suckermouth
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Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes), subfamily: Chiloglanidinae
Max. size:  6.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Limpopo, Incomati River systems and from the middle and lower Zambezi, Pungwe and Buzi systems.
Biology:  Found in shallow rocky reaches, riffles and rapids of permanent rivers. Has a wider altitudinal range than most species, common where it occurs. Feeds on aquatic insects such as mayfly nymphs and caddis fly and blackfly larvae. Breeds during summer, laying eggs between rocks and in gravel. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Is a useful indicator species in river conservation studies (Ref. 7248).
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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