Central Africa: Chiloglanis batesii is found throughout the Congo basins (in the Lower and This species is known from upper Congo River basins, and in the Dja and the Kasai River systems, Central Congo River basin), and almost every river basin in Cameroon except the Ndian and Nyong Rivers. This species is probably heterospecific and represents a species complex. Records of C.batesii in the Lower Congo need confirmation.
Western Africa: In Western Africa, this species is found in the basins of the Niger, Chad (Central African Republic), and Cross (Nigeria). It has also been recorded in Guinea and Mali.
- Roberts, T.R. 1989 Systematic revision and description of new species of suckermouth catfishes (Chiloglanis, Mochokidae) from Cameroun. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 46(6):151-178. (Ref. 13094)
- Gosse, J.-P. 1986 Mochokidae. p. 105-152. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels, MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3202)
Habitat and Ecology
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chiloglanis micropogon
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Chiloglanis micropogon is a species of upside-down catfish native to Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola, where it occurs in the lower Congo river, the Kasai, Kwango, Dja and Lualaba rivers and Wagenia Falls (Stanley Falls). It also occurs in the Rungumba River, a tributary of Lake Tanganyika in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species grows to a length of 4.9 centimetres (1.9 in) TL.