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Microglanis robustus  Ruiz & Shibatta, 2010

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Pseudopimelodidae (Bumblebee catfishes, dwarf marbled catfishes)
Etymology: Microglanis: Greek, mikros = small + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish (Ref. 45335);  robustus: The specific name 'robustus' is derived from the Greek adjective, in reference to the truncated body and high caudal peduncle, giving a strong format to this catfish.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Rio Tocantins basin in Pará, Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85327)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 9 - 11; Vertebrae: 27 - 28. Distinguished from all its congeners by having a cordiform blotch in the nape (instead of a transverse light stripe), neuromasts of the superficial lines surrounded by melanophores on trunks, robust body with short snout, head and predorsal distance, and deep caudal peduncle. Further differs by the combination of the following characters: three wide brown blotches at lateral of body; light brown vermiculations on trunk and caudal peduncle; mouth width 11.4-13.2% SL; snout length 9.1-10.7% SL; interorbital width 44.4-49.1% HL; head length 25.5-27.8% SL; predorsal length 35.6-38.5% SL; body width 25.0-27.7% SL; adipose-fin base length 24.5-28.0% SL; caudal peduncle length 14.2-17.4% of SL; caudal-peduncle depth 13.5-14.7% SL; anal fin with 9-11 rays; pectoral-fin spine with 6-8 serrations on posterior margin; and 4-8 gill rakers. (Ref. 85327).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rapids. This represents the first Microglanis species encountered in rapids as all other species occur among marginal submerged vegetation, depositional substrata of leaves, and/or trunks in calm water stretches of rivers (Ref. 85327). (Ref. 85327).

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Ruiz, W.B.G. and O.A. Shibatta, 2010. A new species of Microglanis (Siluriformes, Pseudopimelodidae) from lower Rio Tocantins basin, Pará, Brazil, with description of superficial neuromasts and pores of lateral line system. Zootaxa 2632:53-66. (Ref. 85327)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .