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|Microglanis poecilus Eigenmann, 1912
|Dwarf Marbled Catfish
Pacamú (International), Poisson-chat Bourdon (International), Suedamerikanischer Hummelwels (Germany)
|Below Packeoo Falls, Guyana.
|Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains.
|69mm or 2.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
|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.
|Well-conditioned females are conspicuously wider in the abdomen than similarly sized males.
|South America: Essequibo River basin in Guyana and French Guiana; and Suriname.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Coppename (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne, Tapanahony (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category
|Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
|Non aggressive and sociable with its own and other species.
|Virtually all good community fish, although any young fry present in the aquarium will be in extreme jeopardy - especially after dark.
|There is no breeding report.
|Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp 155, Pl. 12 (fig. 2).
|There is no registered keeper.
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|2021 Apr 29 19:08 (species record created: 2011 Jul 17 14:28)