Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pseudopimelodidae Right Arrow Microglanis

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Scientific Name Microglanis ater  Ahl, 1936
Common Name South American Bumblebee Catfish
Type Locality Brazil
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. 
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Size 81mm or 3.2" 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 Brazil
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zoologischer Anzeiger v. 116 (nos. 3/4)
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Last Update 2011 Sep 18 03:01 (species record created: 2011 Sep 18 01:19)