Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Mochokidae
(Squeakers or upside-down catfishes)
Etymology: Chiloglanis: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335); kazumbei: This species is eponymously named for Mr. George Kazumbe, an expert fisherman and friend from Kigoma, Tanzania; he has assisted the authors and several of their colleagues doing fieldwork in Tanzania, and the authors wish to honor him for his service (Ref. 87986).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: lower Malagarazi River and Luiche River in
Tanzania (Ref. 87986) and affluents of Malagarazi in Burundi (Ref. 87986, 98755).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87986)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11;
Vertebrae: 34 - 35. Diagnosis: Chiloglanis kazumbei can be distinguished from all species in the Malagarasi and Luiche basins by the following combination of features: relatively long dorsal spine length, 16.1–21.3% of standard length vs. 7.5–13.6% in C. asymetricaudalis, 8.2–12.7% in C. igamba and 4.1–7.8% in C. orthodontus; relatively long pectoral spine length, 19.1–23.6% of standard length vs. 12.1–16.5% in C. asymetricaudalis, 9.9–15.1% in C. igamba and 10.9–17.2% in C. orthodontus; relatively wide occipital shield width, 6.1–8.3% of standard length vs. 3.7–4.7% in C. asymetricaudalis, 2.8–4.9% in C. igamba and 2.4–3.8% in C. orthodontus; and moderately long adipose fin length, 17.1–22.8% of standard length vs. 13.3-19.8% in C. asymetricaudalis, 10.3–16.3% in C. igamba and 25.0-31.3% in C. orthodontus (Ref. 87986). Additional features that distinguish C. kazumbei from congeners within its range include a distinctive pigmentation pattern with dark patches on the dorsal and pectoral fins, a dark band on the anal fin, and a caudal fin that is deeply forked with a slightly longer lower lobe vs. not deeply forked in C. lufirae, C. igamba and C. orthodontus, or forked with greatly elongated upper lobe in males of C. asymetricaudalis (Ref. 87986).
This species is typically found in small to moderate sized rapids (Ref. 87986).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Friel, J.P. and T.R. Vigliotta, 2011. Three new species of African suckermouth catfishes, genus Chiloglanis (Siluriformes: Mochokidae), from the lower Malagarasi and Luiche rivers of western Tanzania. Zootaxa 3063:1-21. (Ref. 87986)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .