|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|Reference||Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp 155, Pl. 12 (fig. 2).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 05:34 (species record created: 2011 Jul 17 14:28)|