Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Oviparous (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is only known from Angola.

Central Africa: Chiloglanis angolensis has only been found in the stream crossing Chibia-Jau road, at Jau-Onguéria bifurcation, a few km south of Chibia, near Sá da Bandeira, Angola (type locality) (Eschmeyer 1997) and in the Kwango River (Cuango River) at Cafunfo, Central Congo River basin, Angola (Poll 1967).

Southern Africa: It occurs in the Curoca River system, a coastal river.
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Africa: Cuango River (Kasai drainage, middle Congo River basin) (Ref. 11970) and Rio Coroca (just north of Cunene drainage), Angola (Ref. 11970, 78218).
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Southwestern Africa: Angola.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 56 mm SL
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Max. size

5.6 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3202))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Chiloglanis angolensis is a benthopelagic species. It is oviparous and has a distinct pairing during breeding (Breder and Rosen 1966).Preferred habitat is not known, but species of this genus are adapted to rocky rapids.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous (Ref. 205). Distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
da Costa, L. & Moelants, T.

Reviewer/s
Snoeks, J., Tweddle, D., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Paugy, D., Zaiss, R., Fishar, M.R.A & Brooks, E.

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Justification
Chiloglanis angolensis has only been found in the stream crossing Chibia-Jau road, at Jau-Onguéria bifurcation, a few km south of Chibia, near Sá da Bandeira, Angola (type locality) (Eschemeyer 1997) and in the Kwango River (Cuango River) at Cafunfo, Central Congo River basin, Angola (Poll 1967). The species may be more widespread than is currently known. More information is needed on the species distribution before an assessment can be made, and it is therefore categorized as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
No information available.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Artisanal, but very intensively diamond mining is a very important threat in this region.
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Data deficient (DD)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species has no protection. More research is needed into this species population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status and threats, as well as monitoring of population trends.
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Wikipedia

Chiloglanis angolensis

Chiloglanis angolensis is a species of upside-down catfish endemic to Angola where it occurs in the Cuango River and the Rio Coroca. This species grows to a length of 5.6 centimetres (2.2 in) SL.

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