Cat-eLog Right Pseudopimelodidae Right Microglanis

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Scientific Name Microglanis pellopterygius  Mees, 1978
Common Name
Type Locality Tributary stream of Río Aguarico at Santa Cecilia, 0°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. 
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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.
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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) v. 53 (no. 23), pp 256, Pl. 2.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 09:31 (species record created: 2008 Jul 21 10:11)