|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Microglanis pellopterygius Mees, 1978|
|Type Locality||Tributary stream of Rio Aguarico at Santa Cecilia (00 06'N 76 51'W) Napo, Ecuador|
|Etymology||Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains.|
|Size||54mm or 2.1" 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.|
|Distribution||South America: Aguarico River basin, Ecuador.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo, Aguarico (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) v. 53 (no. 23), pp 256, Pl. 2.|
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|Last Update||2014 Jun 22 10:20 (species record created: 2008 Jul 21 10:11)|