Microcambeva watu

Medeiros, Sarmento-Soares and Lima 2021







Holotype: MNRJ 51962 25.7mm SL.

Paratypes: MBML 4400 3 specimens 19.5-22.1 mm SL, MBML 4383 26.0 mm SL, UFRN 5800 2  specimens 21.8-20.8 mm SL, MZUSP 123346 23.9 mm SL, MZUSP 123363 2 specimens 26.8-27.3 mm, MZUSP 123364 4 specimens 20.6-22.7 mm SL, MZUSP 123365 6 specimens 23.0-23.9 mm SL


Type locality: Brazil, Espírito Santo State, Santa Tereza, Rio Doce basin, stream between São João de Petrópolis and Vila, 19°47'02" S 40°38'52" W.

Also recorderd from: Minas Gerais State, Penha, Rio Corrente Grande, 18°57'09" S 42°21'38" W; Penha, Rio Corrente Grande, 18°57'09" S42°21'38";  Baguari, Ribeirão, São Mateus, Rio Corrente Grande.


Costa, Henschel and Katz (2020) determined that the genus Microcambeva is not a memder the subfamily Sarcoglanidinae as has been supposed for some time. They created the new subfamily Microcambevinae for Microcambeva and Listura. The genus Listrura is not included on this website as its species live in leaf litter, rather than sand, and so are not interstitial (or psammophilic) species.

Conservation Status


Key References

Costa, W.J.E.M., Lima S.M.Q. and Bizerril, C.R.S.F. Journal Article 2004 Microcambeva ribeirae sp. n. (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae): a new sarcoglanidine catfish from the Rio Ribeira do Iguape basin, southeastern Brazil
Sarmento-Soares, L.M., Pessali, T.C., Reis, V.J.C., Medeiros, L.S., Lima, S.M.Q., Silva, J.P., Martins- Pinheiro, R.F. and de Pinna, M.C.C. Journal Article 2019 Distribution, morphological notes and conservation status of the psammophilous Microcambeva catfishes (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae).
Medeiros, L.S. de, Moreira, C.R., de Pinna, M.C.C. and Lima, S.M.Q. Journal Article 2020 A new catfish species of Microcambeva Costa & Bockmann 1994 (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) from a coastal basin in Rio de Janeiro State, southeastern Brazil
Medeiros, L.S de., Sarmento-Soares, L.M. and Lima, S.M.Q. Journal Article 2021 A new psammophilous catfish of the genus Microcambeva (Teleostei: Trichomycteridae) from the Rio Doce basin, southeastern Brazil
Costa, W.J.E.M. and Katz, A.M. Journal Article 2021 Comparative morphology, phylogeny, classification and evolution of interstitial habits in Microcambevine catfishes (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae)