Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pseudopimelodidae Right Arrow Microglanis

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Scientific Name Microglanis parahybae  (Steindachner, 1880)
Common Names South American Bumblebee Catfish
Großer Marmor-Antennenwels, Großer Harlekinwels (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Parahyba and Santa Cruz, Brazil.
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. 
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Size 80mm 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 Paraíba do Sul River basin, Brazil; Argentina.
Rio de Janeiro State Rivers, Paraíba do Sul (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.2 - 7.8
Temperature 21.0-26.0°C or 69.8-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Denkschriften der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Classe der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien v. 42
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Last Update 2011 Sep 20 04:32 (species record created: 2011 Sep 19 13:54)