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Down arrow Summary of Microglanis
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains.
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.
Size Smallest 20mm, largest 81mm, average 47mm, most commonly 42mm. All SL.
Species There are 39 "species" in the database
Keepers 6 species (15%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Microglanis iheringi (89.34%)
2. Microglanis carlae (4.06%)
3. Microglanis cottoides (3.05%)
4. Microglanis poecilus (2.54%)
5. Microglanis aff. poecilus (0.51%)
6. Microglanis pellopterygius (0.51%)
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