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); kolente: The specific epithet refers to the Kolenté River where the species is endemic and is used as a noun in apposition (Ref. 116018).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Kolenté River in Guinea (Ref. 116018).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116018)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10. Diagnosis: Chiloglanis kolente is distinguished from C. waterloti and C. longibarbis in having more mandibular teeth in the functional row, and is distinguished from C. camarabounyi, C. dialloi, C. loffabrevum, C. tweddlei, C. lamottei, C. pezoldi, and C. polyodon in having fewer mandibular teeth in the functional row; it is easily distinguished from Chiloglanis aff. micropogon in having moderately long mandibular barbels vs. absent or reduced barbels; it is distinguished from C. normani in having males without sexually dimorphic caudal and anal fins; it is distinguished from C. occidentalis and C. nzerekore in having shorter dorsal and pectoral spines; it can be distinguished from C. kabaensis in having longer maxillary barbels, longer lateral mandibular barbels, and in attaining a smaller maximum standard length (Ref. 116018).
Found in a small river with little flow (Ref. 116018).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schmidt, R.C., H.L. Bart, F. Pezold and J.P. Friel, 2017. A biodiversity hotspot heats up: Nine new species of suckermouth catfishes (Mochokidae: Chiloglanis) from Upper Guinean forest steams in West Africa. Copeia 105(2):301-338. (Ref. 116018)
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) .