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Scientific Name Rhyacoglanis variolosus  (Miranda Ribeiro, 1914)
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Type Locality Coxim, Rio Taquary, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
Type Locality Notes Inferred from city location along the Taquary.
Synonym(s) Pseudopimelodus variolosus
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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La Plata, Paran√°, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay, Taquari (Paraguay) (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 Pimelodidae, Trachycorystidae, Cetopsidae, Bunocephalidae, Auchenipteridae, e Hypophthalmidae. Annexo no. 5, pp 4, Pls. 1 (fig. 2), 2 (figs. 1-2).
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Last Update 2020 Dec 30 00:43 (species record created: 2018 Sep 11 15:46)