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Scientific Name Rhyacoglanis aff. pulcher   
Common Names Peruviansk Båndet Strømmalle (Denmark)
Torrent Bumblebee Catfish
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. A key to the species is located HERE.
General Remarks Many Rhyacoglanis specimens with an appearance very similar to R. pulcher have been collected in Peru, Brazil, Bolivia and elsewhere, but R. pulcher sensu stricto is considered limited to Ecuador. Rhyacoglanis specimens from outside Ecuador that look similar are currently considered to be other (likely undescribed) species and are treated here as Rhyacoglanis aff. pulcher. Rhyacoglanis imported in the aquarium hobby are likely R. aff. pulcher unless an appropriate catch location can be determined to identify the imports as a described species.
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Distribution
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Upper Marañón (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Upper Marañón, Chamaya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Madre de Dios (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (Roraima) (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Huallaga, Upper Huallaga (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Jamari (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters Little is known of these fish in the aquarium. Provide good aeration; modest current may be beneficial.
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Furniture See general remarks. Rhyacoglanis likely prefer well-aerated water with significant current over a substrate of rocks, pebbles and sand.
Breeding Reproduction of captive R. aff. pulcher has been documented at Den Blå Planet, a public aquarium in Denmark.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Last Update 2023 Aug 04 00:46 (species record created: 2023 Jul 18 10:14)