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Scientific Name Microglanis xylographicus  Ruiz & Shibatta, 2011
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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. 
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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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Distribution
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 Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 9 (no. 4), pp 701, Figs. 5-6.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 07 07:08 (species record created: 2020 Sep 06 10:35)