All Fishes Data Sheet Scientific Name Shibatta & Vari, 2017 Rhyacoglanis annulatus Common Name Type Locality Raudales de Atures, at Culebra, approximately 7 km S of Puerto Ayacucho, río Orinoco basin, Amazonas, Venezuela, approximately 05°35'N, 67°31'W. 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. Species Information 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. General Remarks Rhyacoglanis are rheophilic, being found in rapids and other swift-flowing waters. Habitat Information Distribution
(Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution) Further Information References Neotropical Ichthyology v. 15 (no. 2) e160132, pp 5, Figs. 2, 3a. Registered Keepers None. Breeding Reports None. Look up
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