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: Orinoco, Negro and Sanabani River basins.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55662)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11;
Vertebrae: 38 - 40. Having the following autapomorphic characters: postcleithral process expanded; suborbital tubule 3 and respective i5 branch and pore of infraorbital latero-sensory canal absent. Shares with Nemuroglanis lanceolatus the following eight apomorphies: five or six pairs of pleural ribs; dorsal caudal plate supports only six principal caudal-fin rays; ventral caudal plate much smaller than dorsal caudal plate, supporting only three or four rays; dorsal caudal-fin lobe with five or fewer branched rays; dorsal caudal-fin lobe very long, usually greater than 40% SL; ventral caudal-fin lobe usually with nine to 13 rays; ventral caudal-fin lobe with only three or four branched rays; and caudal fin lanceolate. Differ further from its congeners by possessing fewer vertebrae, 38-40 and fewer anal-fin rays, 10-11; maxillary barbel length , 38.8-55.8% SL; and anal-fin base length, 13.9-16.2% SL (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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00351 - 0.01882), b=3.01 (2.81 - 3.21), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .