Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Heptapteridae
Etymology: Nemuroglanis: From the Nemuro peninsula in Japan, Hokkaido + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: western portion of the Orinoco River system, in the Guaviare and Meta River basins of Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55662)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 15;
Vertebrae: 42 - 44. Distinguished from its congeners in having a dorsal caudal plate that supports eight principal rays; ventral caudal plate that articulates with six or seven rays; dorsal caudal-fin lobe with seven branched rays; dorsal caudal-fin lobe long, up to approximately 35% SL; ventral caudal-fin lobe with 15-19 rays; ventral caudal-fin lobe with six branched rays; forked caudal fin; and short maxillary barbels, 33.3-40.4% SL. Differs further from Nemuroglanis lanceolatus in having shorter anal-fin base, 12.4-18.1% SL; and longer caudal peduncle, 17.5-20.1% SL; and from N. pauciradiatus in having more vertebrae, 42-44 and more anal-fin rays, 13-15 (Ref. 55662).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bockmann, F.A. and C.J. Ferraris Jr., 2005. Systematics of the Neotropical catfish genera Nemuroglanis Eigenmann and Eigenmann 1889, Imparales Schultz 1944, and Medemichthys Dahl 1961 (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae). Copeia 2005(1):124-137. (Ref. 55662)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00351 - 0.01970), b=3.01 (2.80 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .