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Scientific Name Microglanis minutus  Ottoni, Mattos & Barbosa, 2010
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Type Locality Rio Barra Seca basin, stream at the border of Jaquaré and São Mateua municipalities, 18°34.953'S, 40°26.115'W, Espírito Santo State, Brazil.
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. 
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Size 30mm or 1.2" 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 Rio Barra Seca basin, Brazil.

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Vertebrate Zoology v. 60 (no. 3), pp 189, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 05:41 (species record created: 2011 Sep 19 13:36)