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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Potamoglanis wapixana (Henschel, 2016)|
|Type Locality||Flooded areas in the Tacutu river drainage, tributary of the Branco river drainage, Amazonas river basin, Município de Bonfim, Estado de Roraima, Brazil, 03°24'07''N, 59°56'23''W, elevation about 110 meters.|
|Etymology||From the Greek potamo (river; the gods of rivers in the Greek mythology) and glanis (catfish). Gender masculine.|
|Identification||The genus Potamoglanis is a group of miniaturized Trichomycterinae, diagnosed by the following traits: angle of 35–40° between the main longitudinal axis of the head and the main axis of the autopalatine; thin tubular shape of the second ceratobranchial; presence of six or seven anal-fin rays; eyes dorsally placed on head; opercular and interopercular odontodes patches not juxtaposed; absence of a distal process on the hyomandibula; and presence of a long process on the anterior region of the hyomandibula. Potamoglanis is similar to the Tridentinae genera by the presence of a wide cranial fontanelle; presence of a short ventral process in the opercular bone and by the origin of the dorsal fin placed in a vertical through the anal-fin origin.|
|Distribution||South America: Found throughout the Amazon river basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima), Upper Branco (Roraima) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Furniture||In nature, inhabits marginal vegetation of small streams.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Vertebrate Zoology v. 66 (no. 2), pp 118, Figs. 1-3.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 27 04:37 (species record created: 2016 Sep 29 17:36)|