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Gogo atratus  Ng, Sparks & Loiselle, 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Anchariidae (Vaonas)
Etymology: Gogo: Gogo is the Malagasy word most commonly used to refer to members of Anchariidae.;  atratus: The specific epithet comes from the Latin atratus, meaning clothed in black, in reference to the dark colouration of this species in preservative (Ref. 75790).

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Mananara du Nord River drainage in northeastern Madagascar (Ref. 75790).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75790)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12; Vertebrae: 43 - 44. Diagnosis: Gogo atratus is distinguished from congeners in having a longer snout, 54.8-56.4% of head length vs. 47.1-54.3%; and faintly mottled dark gray colouration vs. uniform brown, highly mottled dark gray and cream, or mottled brownish-gray (Ref. 75790). It further differs from Gogo ornatus in having a larger eye in specimens larger than 110 mm standard length, eye diameter 13.0-14.3% of head length vs. 9.2-12.5% (Ref. 75790). It differs from G. brevibarbis in having unicuspid teeth vs. bicuspid, and a smaller eye, eye diameter 13.0-14.3% of head length vs. 19.5% (Ref. 75790). It differs from G. arcuatus in having a narrower head, head width 17.8-18.9% of standard length vs. 20.8-21.0% and interorbital distance 28.9-30.5% of head length vs. 34.8-35.1%; smaller eye, eye diameter 13.0-14.3% of head length vs. 17.7-18.6%; shorter dorsal spine, 17.7-20.6% of standard length vs. 21.2-21.8%; shorter pectoral spine, 16.5-18.9% of standard length vs. 19.9-20.2%; and a straight dorsoposterior margin of the dorsal fin vs. concave (Ref. 75790).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found over an open sand/cobble bottom interspersed with scattered rocky ourcroppings at a depth of less than 1 m; the water is clear, with the bottom consisting of either sand or rock/cobble; the bottom is lightly overlain with leaf litter in quieter stretches of the river (Ref. 75790).

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Ng, H.H., J.S. Sparks and P.V. Loiselle, 2008. A new species of catfish of the genus Gogo from the Northeastern Madagascar (Siluriformes: Anchariidae). Copeia 2008(2):395-400. (Ref. 75790)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5781   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .