|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Microglanis xylographicus Ruiz & Shibatta, 2011|
|Type Locality||Córrego Jaraguá (tirbutary of rio Araguaía), road to Torixoréu, 15°56'26.9"S, 52°15'18.2"W, Aragarças, Goiás State, Brazil.|
|Etymology||Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains.|
|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.|
|Sexing||Well-conditioned females are conspicuously wider in the abdomen than similarly sized males.|
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins, Araguaia, Upper Araguaia (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.|
|Compatibility||Non aggressive and sociable with its own and other species.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Virtually all good community fish, although any young fry present in the aquarium will be in extreme jeopardy - especially after dark.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Neotropical Ichthyology v. 9 (no. 4), pp 701, Figs. 5-6.|
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|Last Update||2021 Sep 01 14:59 (species record created: 2020 Sep 06 10:35)|