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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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.|
|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.|
|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)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 42, pp 60 , Pl. 1 (figs. 2-2b).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 05:41 (species record created: 2011 Sep 19 13:54)|