|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Microglanis zonatus Eigenmann & Allen, 1942|
|Type Locality||Río Morona, upper Amazon River system, Peru.|
|Etymology||Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains.|
|Size||20mm or 0.8" 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||Upper Amazon River basin, Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Fishes of western South America. I. The intercordilleran and Amazonian lowlands of Peru. II.- The high pampas of Peru, Bolivia, and northern Chile. With a revision of the Peruvian Gymnotidae, and of the genus Orestias.|
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|Last Update||2011 Sep 20 04:50 (species record created: 2011 Sep 19 16:46)|