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Scientific Name Microglanis xerente  Ruiz, 2016
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Type Locality Tocantins, Aurora do Tocantins, córrego Cana Brava (upper-middle rio Tocantins basin), Brazil, 12°42'59''S, 46°25'08''W.
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. 
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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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Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Upper Tocantins, Paran√£ (Tocantins), Palma (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 27 (no. 3) for Nov., pp 216, Figs. 2b, 5a, 6, 7a.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 12 12:39 (species record created: 2016 Nov 18 16:24)