Sarcoglanis simplex

Myers and Weitzman 1966







Only a Holotype has been assigned: Holotype, and only known specimen at the time, CAS-SU 50189 19.6 mm.

Conservation Status


Museum Holdings

As above plus: ANSP 179212 17mm SL (Claeson et al. 2008, Fernandez and Schaefer 2009)


Internet Resources

Genbank 12S (Fernandez et al. 2021)

Genbank 16S (Fernandez et al. 2021)

Genbank ND4 (Fernandez et al. 2021)

Genbank H3 (Fernandez et al. 2021)

Genbank MH6

Genbank COI

Genbank CYTb

Genbank 16S

Key References

Myers, G. S. and Weitzman, S.H. Journal Article 1966 Two remarkable new trichomycterid catfishes from the Amazon basin in Brazil and Colombia
Claeson, K.M., Hagadorn, J.W., Luckenbill, K., and Lundberg, J.G. Journal Article 2008 Anatomy of the very tiny: First description of the head skeleton of the rare South American catfish Sarcoglanis simplex (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)
Fernández, L. and Schaefer, S.A. Journal Article 2009 Relationships among the Neotropical Candirus (Trichomycteridae, Siluriformes) and the evolution of parasitism based on analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences
Adriaens, D., Baskin, J.N. and Coppens, H. Book Section 2010 Evolutionary morphology of trichomycterid catfishes: about hanging on and digging in
Fernandez, L., Arroyave, J. and Schaefer, S.A. Journal Article 2021 Emerging patterns in phylogenetic studies of trichomycterid catfishes (Teleostei, Siluriformes) and the contribution of Andean diversity