Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > 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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate
South America: coastal drainages in northern Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33009)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 11;
Vertebrae: 30. Microglanis cibelae is the most elongated Microglanis species from southern Brazil. It differs from M. eurystoma and M. cottoides by the smaller head length (25.6-31.1% SL, versus 27.8-36.1 and 29.3-33.8 respectively) and body width (25.4-29.8% SL, versus 30.3-34.7 and 28.5-33.9 respectively). The higher body depth (17.2-22.5% SL) and caudal peduncle depth (10.3-14.3% SL) most clearly distinguish M. cibelae from M. parahybae (12.9-15.6 and 7.6-9.7, respectively).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Malabarba, L.R. and J.K.F. Mahler Jr., 1998. Review of the genus Microglanis in the rio Uruguay and coastal drainages of southern Brazil (Ostariophysi: Pimelodidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(3):243-254. (Ref. 33009)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00247 - 0.01541), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .