Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pseudopimelodidae Right Arrow The genus Microglanis

Jump to next section 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 51mm, most commonly 40mm. All SL.
Species There are 25 "species" in the database
Keepers 5 species (20%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Microglanis iheringi (90.27%)
2. Microglanis carlae (3.78%)
3. Microglanis poecilus (2.7%)
4. Microglanis cottoides (2.7%)
5. Microglanis pellopterygius (0.54%)

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