All FishesPseudopimelodidaeMicroglanis

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Scientific Name Microglanis leptostriatus  Mori & Shibatta, 2006
Common Name South American Bumblebee Catfish
Type Locality Rio Verde Grande, 16°39'S, 46°11'57.8''W, Montes Claros, Minas Gerais State, Brazil.
Etymology Micro - small, glanis - catfish - in reference to the rather small forms of catfish that this genus contains. The name leptostriatus is derived from the Greek lepto, slender, plus striatus, stripe, in reference to the distinct light transverse stripe in the nuchal region. An adjective.
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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.
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Distribution South America: São Francisco River basin in Brazil.
São Francisco, Upper São Francisco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
São Francisco, Middle São Francisco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1302, pp 33, Figs. 1, 2A.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 21 12:04 (species record created: 2011 Sep 18 01:36)