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  • Rhyacoglanis pulcher
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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)

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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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Last Update 2019 Oct 07 10:41 (species record created: 2005 Apr 17 00:00)