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|Scientific Name||Microglanis malabarbai Bertaco & Cardoso, 2005|
|Type Locality||Arroio Albino, tributary of Rio Ijuí (Rio Uruguay drainage), 28°08'10''S 54°55'28''W, São Pedro do Butiá, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|Etymology||Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. The specific name honors Luiz Roberto Malabarba for his active contribution to the knowledge of the Neotropical ichthyofauna.|
|Size||50mm or 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.
This species is distinguished from all other Microglanis species by the caudal fin color pattern which is almost completely black with a narrow vertical white band across central portions of the caudal-fin rays.
|General Remarks||Per the original description, all specimens of M. malabarbai were caught under dead tree branches and leaves in dark water, lentic stretches of shallow streams, with sand and mud on the bottom, and moderate amount of riparian vegetation. The rio Ijuí drainage is surrounded mainly by soybean, wheat, and pasture plantations, with narrow areas of original vegetation on stream margins. Other species collected in same habitat with M. malabarbai were: Cichlasoma dimerus, Crenicichla scotti, Heptapterus mustelinus, Hisonotus sp., Rhamdia quelen, and Rineloricaria sp.|
|Distribution||This species is known only from the rio Ijuí, a tributary of the middle rio Uruguay, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
La Plata, Uruguay, Middle Uruguay, Ijuí (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 1), pp 62, Fig. 2.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 05:41 (species record created: 2011 Sep 19 05:48)|