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Scientific Name Rhyacoglanis pulcher  (Boulenger, 1887)
Common Name Båndet Strømmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Canelos, eastern Ecuador.
Synonym(s) Pimelodus pulcher, Pseudopimelodus pulcher, Pseudopimelodus variolosus
Etymology Rhyacoglanis, from the Greek rhyax = torrent + glanis = catfish; indicating a catfish inhabiting running waters in reference to the habitat of the genus. Gender masculine. 
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Size 87mm or 3.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Rhyacoglanis is distinguished from other Pseudopimelodidae by three synapomorphies: presence of a light blotch on the cheek; a connection between the middle of the dark caudal-fin stripe and the dark caudal-peduncle pigmentation; and 30-35 total vertebrae.
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Distribution Peru: Rio Madre del Dios drainage
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Madre de Dios (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Pastaza, Bobonaza (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1887 (pt 2) (art. 2) (for 1 Mar. 1887), pp 276, Pl. 21 (fig. 1).
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