All FishesPseudopimelodidaeRhyacoglanis

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Scientific NameRhyacoglanis annulatus  Shibatta & Vari, 2017
Common Name
Type LocalityRaudales de Atures, at Culebra, approximately 7 km S of Puerto Ayacucho, río Orinoco basin, Amazonas, Venezuela, approximately 05°35'N, 67°31'W.
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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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.
General RemarksRhyacoglanis are rheophilic, being found in rapids and other swift-flowing waters.
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ReferencesNeotropical Ichthyology v. 15 (no. 2) e160132, pp 5, Figs. 2, 3a.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Sep 21 03:08 (species record created: 2017 Jun 13 08:23)