Chiloglanis swierstrai Van Der Horst, 1931
Lowveld suckermouth
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Family:  Mochokidae (Squeakers or upside-down catfishes), subfamily: Chiloglanidinae
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Lowveld and warmer reaches of the Limpopo, Pongola and Incomati River systems in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe (Ref. 6376).
Biology:  Prefers sandy stretches of flowing rivers where it lives over sandbanks, burying itself in the sand. Feeds on small invertebrates (Ref. 7248). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Breeds in summer (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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