Cat-eLog Right Pseudopimelodidae Right Microglanis

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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.
Sexing Well-conditioned females are conspicuously wider in the abdomen than similarly sized males.
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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.
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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.
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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)