Chiloglanis bifurcus

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Taxonavigation: Siluriformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Mochokidae
Subfamilia: Chiloglanidinae
Genus: Chiloglanis
Species: Chiloglanis bifurcus


Chiloglanis bifurcus Jubb & Le Roux, 1969

Holotype: AMG P996. Paratypes: AMG P997 (6), 1365 (3).

Type locality: Montrose farm, Crocodile River, Incomati River system, Nelspruit District, South Africa (22°57'00.0"S 29°28'00.1"E).

Etymology: The specific name bifurcus, from the Latin bi- (= two), and furca (= fork) refers to the shape of the caudal fin which is forked with large lobes.


  • Jubb, R.A. & Le Roux, J.P. 1969. Revision of the Chiloglanis (Pisces: Mochokidae) of southern Africa and descriptions of two new species. Annals of the Cape Provincial Museums (Natural History) 8(2): 13–23.