|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Microglanis sp. `RIO SALI`|
|Etymology||Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains.|
|Size||42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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.
The single specimen was described as follows: premaxillary band teeth with no backwardly projecting lateral edges; laterosensory canal with 10 pores on anteriormost portion, with single terminal pore opening at vertical line slightly posterior to dorsal fin; head large, heavy, and flattened, as wide as long; cranium covered by skin; frontal fontanel slightly extended beyond eyes; minute occipital fontanel present; occipital crest small; eyes without free orbital margins; dorsal and pectoral fin spines well developed, dorsal spine with posterior edges serrated; caudal fin crossed by broad white band near middle; maxillary barbel long, extending beyond pectoral fin origin; dorsum with transverse black band; pectoral, pelvic, and anal fins with scattered chromatophores.
|General Remarks||A single Microglanis specimen, originally reported by Fernández & Gonzo (2013. Check List, 9(2), 443-444. doi:10.15560/9.2.443) as M. cottoides in the Rio Romano, a tributary of the Rio Sali. But considering that M. cottoides is (in 2020) restricted to Atlantic coastal drainages of Rio Grande do Sul State, such an ID is unlikely.|
|Distribution||Río Romano, Tucumán province, 260 m above sea level, a tributary of the Río Salí-Dulce basin.
Mar Chiquita, Dulce, Sali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Other Parameters||The specimen was caught in dark water, shallow stream with sand, gravel, and woody debris.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Fernández, L. & G. Gonzo. (2013). Check List 9(2): 443-444.|
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|Last Update||2020 Sep 09 11:46 (species record created: 2020 Sep 08 17:12)|