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); devosi: This species is named in honour of Dr. Luc De Vos, the late ichthyologist and director of the Ichthyology Section at the National Museums of Kenya; Dr. De Vos was instrumental in establishing the collection at NMK and building it into a regional and internationally invaluable collection (Ref. 105400).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Northern Ewaso Nyiro River in Kenya (Ref. 105400).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 105400)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11. Diagnosis: Chiloglanis devosi is distinguished from C. somereni by having shorter dorsal spines, 12.3-17.2% of standard length vs. 17.9-23.0%, and having the anterior and posterior nares the same distance apart vs. posterior nares further apart in C. somereni (Ref. 105400). Chiloglanis devosi is easily distinguished from the other Kenyan congeners in having a wider occipital shield width, more than 5% of standard length vs. less than 5%, more mandibular teeth, 8 or more vs. 8 or fewer, and a smaller orbit, less than 4% of head length vs. more than 4% (Ref. 105400).
This species is found around rocks and small boulders in flowing water (Ref. 105400).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schmidt, R.C., H.L. Bart Jr. and W.D. Nyingi, 2015. Two new species of African suckermouth catfishes, genus Chiloglanis (Siluriformes: Mochokidae), from Kenya with remarks on other taxa from the area. Zootaxa 4044(1):45-64. (Ref. 105400)
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
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .