Glanapteryx anguilla

Myers 1927





Negro and Orinoco Rivers, Brazil, Venezuela


Only a holotype has been assigned: CAS 56048 [ex IU 17700] (De Pinna and Wosiacki 2003)


Type locality: Rapids of São Gabriel, Rio Negro system, Brazil.

Also known from the Orinoco River basin, Venezuela.




A member of the subfamily Glanapteryginae. There are only two species in the genus (Eschmeyer, Van der Laan and Fricke 2021).

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Myers, G.S. Journal Article 1927 Descriptions of new South American fresh-water fishes collected by Dr. Carl Ternetz
de Pinna, M.C.C. Journal Article 1989 Redescription of Glanapteryx anguilla, with notes on the phylogeny of Glanapteryginae (Silurformes: Trichomycteridae)
Trajano, E. and Sanchez, L.E. Book Section 1994 Bresil
Decu, V., Urbani, F. and Bordon, C. Book Section 1994 Venezuela
Nico, L.G. and de Pinna, M.C.C. Journal Article 1996 Confirmation of Glanapteryx anguilla (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae in the Orinoco River basin. with notes on the distribution and habitats of Glanapteryginae
de Pinna, M.C.C. Journal Article 1998 A new species of the catfish genus Glanapteryx (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
De Pinna, M.C.C. and Wosiacki, W. Book Section 2003 Family Trichomycteridae (Pencil or parasitic catfishes)
Baskin, J.N., de Pinna, M.C.C., Provenzano, F. and Schaefer, S.A. Journal Article 2004 Anatomical features of Neotropical glanapterygine catfishes from the interstitial sand environment of the Amazon-Orinoco system
Schaefer, S.A., Provenzano, F., de Pinna, M.C.C. and Baskin, J.N. Journal Article 2005 New and noteworthy Venezuelen glanapterygine catfishes (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae), with a discusssion of their biogeography and psammophily
Giere, O Book 2009 Meiobenthology. The microscopic motile fauna of aquatic sediments
Adriaens, D., Baskin, J.N. and Coppens, H. Book Section 2010 Evolutionary morphology of trichomycterid catfishes: about hanging on and digging in
Fernandez, L. Book Section 2018 Family Trichomycteridae - Pencil catfishes, Torrent catfishes, and Parasitic catfishes (candirus)
Costa, W.J.E.M., Henschel, E. and Katz, A.M. Journal Article 2020 Multigene phylogeny reveals convergent evolution in small interstitial catfishes from the Amazon and Atlantic forests (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)