All FishesPseudopimelodidaeRhyacoglanis

  • Rhyacoglanis pulcher
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Scientific NameRhyacoglanis pulcher  (Boulenger, 1887)
Common Name
Type LocalityCanelos, eastern Ecuador.
Synonym(s)Pimelodus pulcher, Pseudopimelodus pulcher, Pseudopimelodus variolosus
EtymologyRhyacoglanis, 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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Size 87mm or 3.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationRhyacoglanis 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.
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DistributionPeru: Rio Madre del Dios drainage
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Madre de Dios (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesProceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1887 (pt 2), pp 276, Pl. 21 (fig. 1).
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Oct 01 16:43 (species record created: 2005 Apr 17 00:00)