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Scientific Name Microglanis eurystoma  Malabarba & Mahler, 1998
Common Name South American Bumblebee Catfish
Type Locality Itá, Rio Uruguay, Santa Catarina State, Brazil, ca. 27°18'00''S, 52°20'00''W
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. 
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Size 78mm or 3.1" 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: Upper Rio Uruguay drainage in Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states, southern Brazil.
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay (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 Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 9 (no. 3), pp 248, Fig. 3.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 21 12:10 (species record created: 2011 Sep 18 01:26)