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: melanurus: From the Greek melan, meaning black, and ouras, meaning tail, in reference to the dark coloration of the caudal fin (Ref. 56694).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56694)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from all of its congeners by having a homogeneous dark-brown caudal-fin coloration pattern. Can be differentiated from Batrochoglanis acanthochiroides by having a deeper head (39.5-46.2 vs. 26.0-38.7), a wider pectoral girdle (30.7-31.9 vs. 28.4-30.4), and a longer adipose-fin base (16.0-21.5 vs. 12.5-15.50); from B. raninus by having a deeper head (39.5-46.2 vs. 29.0-39.4); and from B. transmontanus by having a longer adipose-fin base (16.0-21.5 vs. 11.5-14.3), and a longer pelvic-fin length (19.8-22.4 vs. 14.0-16.3) (Ref. 56694).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shibatta, O.A. and C.S. Pavanelli, 2005. Description of a new Batrochoglanis species (Siluriformes, Pseudopimelodidae) from the rio Paraguai basin, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Zootaxa 1092:21-30. (Ref. 56694)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5312 [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), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).