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Scientific Name Microglanis zonatus  Eigenmann & Allen, 1942
Common Name
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. 
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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.
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Distribution Upper Amazon River basin, Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2014.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Fishes of western South America, pp 89, Pl. 3 (figs. 1-2).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 05:42 (species record created: 2011 Sep 19 16:46)