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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Potamoglanis johnsoni (Fowler, 1932)|
|Type Locality||Descalvados, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.|
|Synonym(s)||Pygidium johnsoni, Trichomycterus johnsoni|
|Etymology||From the Greek potamo (river; the gods of rivers in the Greek mythology) and glanis (catfish). Gender masculine.|
|Size||16mm or 0.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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: Paraná River basin in Mato Grosso, Brazil and Corrientes, Argentina. Throughout the Pantanal wetlands.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||In nature, inhabits roots of aquatic plants.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 84, pp 367, Fig. p. 364.|
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|Last Update||2018 Jan 01 11:45 (species record created: 2017 Jan 30 20:44)|