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Leptoglanis xenognathus  Boulenger, 1902

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amphiliidae (Loach catfishes) > Leptoglanidinae
Etymology: Leptoglanis: Greek,leptos = thin + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Boulenger.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: Pool Malebo (= Stanley Pool)(Ref. 51287), middle Congo River main course (Ref. 106245), Aruwimi River (Ref. 51287, 106290) and Wagenia Falls (Ref. 51287, 106245) in Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the Ubangi in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic (Ref. 51287).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3236)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 38 - 41. Anterior margin of mouth with a single large medial fleshy lobe and several lateral fleshy lobes of variable size (Ref. 51287). Premaxillary with toothless anterior portion, posterior portion with slender conical teeth (Ref. 51287). Lower jaw toothless and exceptionally elongate (Ref. 51287). Coronomeckelian bone exceptionally large and well defined (Ref. 51287). Hyomandibular and quadrate joined by a complex joint consisting of a cartilaginous ball partially enclosed by bony sockets (Ref. 51287). An exceptionally short braincase (Ref. 51287). Pharynx and gill arches with numerous soft fleshy fingerlike or digitiform structures (Ref. 51287). Pectoral and pelvic fins excessively branched (Ref. 51287). Number of principal caudal fin rays: 7+8 (Ref. 51287). In life this species has a milk-white body, with fine, faint melanophores concentrated just above and below lateral line canal and in dorsal portions of myoseptal troughs (Ref. 51287). Two broad oblique bands on the dorsal fin, two broad vertical bands on the caudal fin and a single broad band in the middle of the pectoral fin, all composed of brownish melanophores (Ref. 51287); anal fin with a few fine melanophores on some rays, otherwise colorless (Ref. 51287); adipose and pelvic fins without notable color features (Ref. 51287).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Roberts, T.R., 2003. Systematics and osteology of Leptoglaninae a new subfamily of the African catfish family Amphiliidae, with descriptions of three new genera and six new species. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 54(5):81-132. (Ref. 51287)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [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):  3.1   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .