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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.
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|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)|