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); depierrei: Named in honour of D. Depierre, collector of the type specimens (Ref. 94168).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Africa: only known from the Djim, a small tributary of the Mbam which enters the Sanaga downstream from the Nachtingal Falls (Ref. 81642, 94168).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3236)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 25 - 28;
Vertebrae: 47 - 50. Diagnosis: postanal region elongated, resulting in a higher vertebral count, 47-50 (vs. 36-40)(Ref. 94168). 25-28 total anal-fin rays (Ref. 81642, 94168). Distance between bases of anal and caudal fins 4.6-6.9% of standard length; pre-dorsal body depth small, i.e. 6.9-12.0% of standard length; 9-10 soft dorsal-fin rays; interorbital distance 18.2-23.7% of head length; combined premaxillary tooth plate of average width, 18.2-29.1% of head length (Ref. 94168).
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. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.6 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 vulnerability (20 of 100) .