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Scientific Name Microglanis variegatus  Eigenmann & Henn, 1914
Common Name
Type Locality Forest pool near Vinces, Ecuador.
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. 
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Size 45mm or 1.8" 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 Near Vinces and Los Ríos, Ecuador.
Pacific, South Pacific, South East Pacific, Ecuador Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Indiana University Studies No. 19, pp 14.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 05:42 (species record created: 2011 Sep 19 16:49)