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Scientific Name Microglanis cottoides  (Boulenger, 1891)
Common Names South American Bumblebee Catfish
Bagrinho (International), Bagrinho Malhado (International), Bagrinho Rombudo (International)
Type Locality Rio Camaquam [Camaquã], Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Pimelodus cottoides
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. 
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Size 68mm or 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.
Sexing Well-conditioned females are conspicuously wider in the abdomen than similarly sized males.
General Remarks Populations collected from the rio Uruguay drainage and previously believed to be M. cottoides have been shown genetically to be indistinguishable from M. malabarbai.
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Distribution South America: Laguna dos Patos and rio Uruguay drainages in Brazil.
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Maquiné (Forqueta) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters, Laguna dos Patos, Camaquã (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Santa Catarina State Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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Compatibility Non aggressive and sociable with its own and other species.
Suggested Tankmates Virtually all good community fish, although any young fry present in the aquarium will be in extreme jeopardy - especially after dark.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1891 (pt 2), pp 233, Pl. 25 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2024 Apr 22 18:05 (species record created: 2008 Jul 11 02:23)