|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Microglanis carlae Vera Alcaraz, da Graça & Shibatta, 2008|
|Common Name||South American Bumblebee Catfish|
|Type Locality||Ñeembucú, Mburika, arroyo Yacaré, left bank tributary of río Tebicuary, río Paraguay basin, 26°39'S, 58°05'W, Paraguay.|
|Etymology||Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. The specific name is in honor of Carla Simone Pavanelli for her contributions to Neotropical Ichthyology.|
|Size||34mm or 1.3" 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.
From original description: The following combination of characters distinguishes Microglanis carlae from its congeners: paired and anal fins mottled or with thin faint bands, trunk with dark-brown saddles, anterior margin of pectoral spine with serrations retrorse proximally and antrorse distally, tip of pectoral spine as a distinct bony point, continuous portion of lateral line reaching vertical through last dorsal-fin ray, caudal peduncle with irregularly shaped, faint to dark blotch, maxillary barbel surpassing vertical through dorsal-spine origin, and dark bar on posterior flank continuous from base of adipose fin to that of anal fin.
|Sexing||Analysis of the reproductive condition in six specimens indicated adult males to be about 23 mm SL and females to be about 25 mm SL.|
|Distribution||South America: Río Paraguay basin in Paraguay.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Other Parameters||This species, per the original description, was found in moderately flowing sections of streams with dark brown water and bottoms of sand and mud. Specimens were collected with a dip net under floating vegetation at a depth of 1.5 to 2 m. The arroyo Yacaré (type locality) is a deep stream of dark brown water with patches of floating vegetation of Eichhornia sp. along the margins.|
|Feeding||According to the original description the stomach contents of two specimens included algae and insect larvae.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 6 (no. 3), pp 426, Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 13 03:04 (species record created: 2009 Jan 30 17:23)|