Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Claroteidae
(Claroteid catfishes) > Auchenoglanidinae
Etymology: Notoglanidium: Greek, noton = back + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish; diminutive (Ref. 45335); boutchangai: Named in honour of H. Boutchanga, collector of the type specimens (Ref. 94168).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: Louetsi River or Ngounié River in southern Gabon (Ref. 94168).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94168)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 17;
Vertebrae: 40. Diagnosis: combined premaxillary tooth plate width rather large, 30.1-35.3% of head length vs. larger in N. macrostoma and smaller in N. akiri, N. pembetadi and much smaller in the other species except N. depierrei; interorbital distance small, 17.2-23.4% of head length vs. larger in N. akiri and over 27% in N. macrostoma, M. maculatum, N. thomasi and N. walkeri; eye diameter relatively large, 7.5-10.4% of head length, negatively allometric with body size, vs. smaller in N. pallidum and N. maculatum; only 7 soft dorsal-fin rays vs. more than 8 in N. depierrei, N. maculatum, N. pallidum, N. pembetadi, N. thomasi and N. walkeri (Ref. 94168).
Inhabits rivers (Ref. 27938).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Geerinckx, T., E. Vreven, M. Dierick, L.V. Hoorebeke and D. Adriaens, 2013. Revision of Notoglanidium and related genera (Siluriformes: Claroteidae) based on morphology and osteology. Zootaxa 3691(1):165-191. (Ref. 94168)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00218 - 0.01265), b=3.09 (2.87 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .