Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs rocky or sandy-rocky substrates of rivers with rapidly flowing waters. Feeds on algae which grow on rocks in the river and cascades. Oviparous (Ref. 205). Is probably also an insectivore since some specimens which were examined showed the presence of insect larvae in their stomachs (Ref. 27627).
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Distribution

Range Description

Rusizi River and Luiche River (close to Malagarasi River).
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Africa: Rusizi River (Ref. 27627) and Luiche River (Ref. 87986).
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Ruzizi River basin, Lake Tanganyika drainage, eastern central Africa.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 760 mm SL
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Max. size

76.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27627))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Inhabits rocky fast- flowing rivers and streams. Feeds on benthic invertebrates.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs rocky or sandy-rocky substrates of rivers with rapidly flowing waters. Feeds on algae which grow on rocks in the river and cascades. Is probably also an insectivore since some specimens which were examined showed the presence of insect larvae in their stomachs.
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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
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B2ab(ii,iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2006

Assessor/s
Hanssens, M. & Ntakimazi, G.

Reviewer/s
Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)

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Justification
Only known from two locations in the Rusizi and Luiche rivers. The population size is thought to be small as it is rare in fisheries catches. Area of occupancy is less than 500 km² and habitats are declining in quantity and quality due to increased water turbidity due to erosion on watershed.
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Population

Population
Not known, but rare in fisheries catches.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Water turbidity due to erosion on watershed, and agricultural expansion.
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Endangered (EN) (B2ab(ii,iii))
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No information available.
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Wikipedia

Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis

Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis is a species of upside-down catfish native to Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania where it can be found in the Rusizi and Luiche Rivers. This species grows to a length of 76 centimetres (30 in) SL.

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