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Scientific Name Rhyacoglanis seminiger  Shibatta & Vari, 2017
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Type Locality Rio Juruena, Pequena Central Hidrelétrica Cidezal, rio Tapajós basin, Sapezal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 13°22'39"S, 59°00'57"W.
Etymology Rhyacoglanis, from the Greek rhyax = torrent + glanis = catfish; indicating a catfish inhabiting running waters in reference to the habitat of the genus. Gender masculine. 
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Identification Rhyacoglanis is distinguished from other Pseudopimelodidae by three synapomorphies: presence of a light blotch on the cheek; a connection between the middle of the dark caudal-fin stripe and the dark caudal-peduncle pigmentation; and 30-35 total vertebrae.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 15 (no. 2) e160132, pp 17, Figs. 3e, 11, 12.
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Last Update 2017 Sep 21 03:08 (species record created: 2017 Jun 13 08:24)