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Scientific Name Microglanis cottoides  (Boulenger, 1891)
Common Name South American Bumblebee Catfish
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.
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Distribution South America: Laguna dos Patos and rio Uruguay drainages.
La Plata, Uruguay (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)
Mar Chiquita, Dulce, Sali (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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References Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 1891 (pt 2);
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Last Update 2008 Jul 16 17:13 (species record created: 2008 Jul 11 02:23)