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Scientific Name Microglanis garavelloi  Shibatta & Benine, 2005
Common Name South American Bumblebee Catfish
Type Locality Ribeirão Taquari, 23°12'24''S, 50°56'50''W, Jataizinho, Paraná, Brazil.
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. The specific name, garavelloi, is homage to the Brazilian ichthyologist Julio Cesar Garavello.
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Size 42mm or 1.7" 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 This species is known only from Brazil in the rio Paranapanema and rio Tietê basins.
La Plata, Paraná, Paranapanema (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná, Tietê (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Other Parameters From original description: "In ribeirão Taquari, M. garavelloi was found in the marginal vegetation. Water velocity at that site was 0.05 m/s, mean depth of water 0.65 m, stream width 3.71m, water transparency 0.19m, dissolved oxygen 7.15 mg/L, pH 7.5, temperature 23.2º C, conductivity 211.8 mS/cm and alkalinity 110.63 mg/L."
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 4), pp 580, Figs. 1-3.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 05:40 (species record created: 2011 Sep 18 01:28)