|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Microglanis cottoides (Boulenger, 1891)|
|Common Name(s)||South American Bumblebee Catfish|
|Type Locality||Rio Camaquam [Camaquã], Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.|
|Etymology||Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains.|
|Size||68mm (2.7") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Microglanis was described by Eigenmann (1912) to include small pimelodids with the head as wide as long, the skull covered by skin only; the occipital crest small; frontal fontanel not extending much if any behind the eye, and a minute occipital fontanel sometimes present; eye without a free orbital margin; dorsal and pectoral spines well developed; and premaxillary patches of teeth without backward projecting angles.|
|Distribution||South America: Laguna dos Patos and rio Uruguay drainages.
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Laguna dos Patos (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|References||Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 1891 (pt 2);|
|Registered Keepers||(1) tutters187 (k: 2), who also notes: "Not 100% sure on species.", (2) CrystalCatfish.
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|Last Update||2008 Jul 16 17:13 (species record created: 2008 Jul 11 02:23)|