Glanapteryx is a genus of catfishes native to South America.


Glanapteryx is a monophyletic genus. Glanapteryx has been proposed as the sister group to a clade composed of Pygidianops and Typhlobelus, with Listrura the sister group to those three.[1]


There are currently two recognized species in this genus: [2]

Distribution & Habitat[edit]

G. anguilla originates from the Negro and Orinoco River basins of Brazil and Venezuela, growing to a length of about 6.1 centimetres (2.4 in) TL.[3] G. niobium reaches about 5.5 cm (2.2 in).[4] These species lack an anal fin.[1]

Glanapteryx anguilla has been found in small forest streams with sandy substrate covered by leaf litter.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Schaefer, Scott A.; Provenzano, Francisco; de Pinna, Mario; Baskin, Jonathan N. (November 29, 2005). "New and Noteworthy Venezuelan Glanapterygine Catfishes (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae), with Discussion of Their Biogeography and Psammophily" (PDF). American Museum Novitates (3496): 1–27. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Glanapteryx in FishBase. February 2012 version.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Glanapteryx anguilla" in FishBase. July 2007 version.
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Glanapteryx niobium" in FishBase. July 2007 version.
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