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Microglanis xylographicus  Ruiz & Shibatta, 2011

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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);  xylographicus: The name xylographicus is derived from the Greek xylosgraphikos, of writing. It is a reference to the horizontally striated color pattern, like a tree bark. An adjective (Ref. 88956).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 15°S - 16°S, 52°W - 53°W

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South America: Brazil. Known from tributaries of the rio das Mortes and small nearby direct tributaries of the rio Araguaia such as the córrego Jaraguá and rio das Garças, in States of Mato Grosso and Goiás, Brazil (Ref. 88956).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88956)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Microglanis xylographicus is easily distinguished from its congeners by two characters related to color pattern: (1) trunk brown with horizontal light stripes that in conjunction impart a tree-bark pattern, and (2) absence of any light marks (blotch or transversal band) crossing the occipital region. The new species can be further distinguished from its congeners, except Microglanis robustus, by the neuromasts surrounded by melanophores, forming three series of aligned small black points laterally on the trunk, four series in the head, one series on the lateral of nape, and one series posterior to the nape. It is distinguished from M. robustus by having a relatively long snout 11.4-12.9% SL (vs. 9.1-10.7% SL), and five pleural ribs (vs. 6 or 7) (Ref. 88956).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Shibatta, Oscar Akio | Collaborators

Ruiz, W.B.G. and O.A. Shibatta, 2011. Two new species of Microglanis (Siluriformes: Pseudopimelodidae) from the upper-middle rio Araguaia basin, Central Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 9(4):697-707. (Ref. 88956)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

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=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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) .