Glanapteryx niobium

de Pinna 1998







Only a holotype was assigned: INPA 1242155.3mm SL (De Pinna and Wosiacki 2003).


Known only from the type locality: Lago Esperança, Negro River basin, Pico da Neblina National Park, Morro dos Seis Lagos, about 0°17'N, 66°41'W, Amazonas State, Brazil.




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

Conservation Status

[TLO LC:3.1:2009]

Reis, R and Lima, F. 2009. Glanapteryx niobium. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167758A6377753. Downloaded on 05 November 2021.

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
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)
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)