Ituglanis mambai

Bichuette and Trajano 2008







Holotype: MCP 42538 53.4mm SL.

Paratypes: LISDEBE 2047 32-6mm-65.4mm SL (6 specimens), MCP 42537 38.7mm-59.5mm SL (3 specimens), MZUSP 94719 26.7mm-66.1mm SL (4 specimens).


Known only from the type locality: Lapa do Sumidouro, upper Rio Tocantins basin, Mambai karst region, Posse County, Goiás State, Brazil (14o19'21.0"S, 46o14'41,0"W) 792m asl.

Conservation Status

TLO [NE] [EN D:3.1:2011]

Ituglanis mambai is known from a single locality, represented by an underground creek in the Lapa do Sumidouro cave, in the upper portion of the Tocantins river basin, municipality of Posse, Goiás. Although the region presents good environmental integrity conditions, the estimated population of the species Is very small (less than 250 mature individuals). For this reason, I. mambai was categorized as Endangered (EN) under criterion D”. [Google Translate].

Museum Holdings

As above plus: LESCI00239 (Rizzato and Bichuette 2017)

Key References

Bichuette, Maria Elina and Trajano, Eleonora Journal Article 2008 Ituglanis mambai, a new subterranean catfish from a karst area of Central Brazil, rio Tocantins basin (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Bichuette, M.E. and Rizzato, P.P. Journal Article 2012 A new species if cave catfish from Brazil, Trichomycterus rubbioli sp. n., from Serra do Ramalho karstic area, Sao Francisco River basin, Bahia State (Siluriformes: Trichmycteridae)
Rizzato, P.P. and Bichuette, M.E. Journal Article 2014 Ituglanis boticario, a new troglomorphic catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from Mambai karst area, central Brazil
Rizzato, P.P. and Bichuette, M.E. Journal Article 2017 The laterosensory canal system in epigean and subterranean Ituglanis (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), with comments about troglomorphism and the phylogeny of the genus