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  • Microglanis poecilus
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Scientific Name Microglanis poecilus  Eigenmann, 1912
Common Names Dwarf Marbled Catfish
Suedamerikanischer Hummelwels (Germany)
Type Locality Below Packeoo Falls, Guyana.
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. 
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Size 69mm 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 Essequibo River basin and rivers of French Guiana: Guyana and French Guiana.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1)
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Last Update 2011 Oct 08 14:37 (species record created: 2011 Jul 17 14:28)