Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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); leptostriatus: Derived from the Greek lepto (slender) and striatus (stripe), in reference to the distinct light transverse stripe in the nuchal region.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58766)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 12. Distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: light transverse stripe, situated in occipital region between the opercular openings, thin and sinuous, sometimes discontinuous; pale region below dorsal and adipose fins mottled with brown spots; dark stripe in the axis of gill filaments in alcohol preserved specimens. Differs further from Microglanis parahybae and Microglanis garavelloi, the closest species geographically, by the following combination of characters: longer head length (28.3-32.1% SL vs. 25.5-28.5% and 25.2-30.2, respectively), shorter dorsal spine length (11.7-14.9% SL vs. 14.1-18.1% and 11.3-19.0), shorter pectoral spine length (12.5-19.7% SL vs. 19.4-22.7% and 18.5-26.2) (Ref. 58766).
South America: São Francisco River basin in Brazil.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mori, H. and O.A. Shibatta, 2006. A new species of Microglanis Eigenmann, 1912 (Siluriformes, Pseudopimelodidae) from Rio São Francisco basin, Brazil. Zootaxa 1302:31-42. (Ref. 58766)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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 in FishBase (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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) .