There are currently two recognized species in this genus: 
Distribution & Habitat
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. G. niobium reaches about 5.5 cm (2.2 in). These species lack an anal fin.
Glanapteryx anguilla has been found in small forest streams with sandy substrate covered by leaf litter.
- 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.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Glanapteryx in FishBase. February 2012 version.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Glanapteryx anguilla" in FishBase. July 2007 version.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Glanapteryx niobium" in FishBase. July 2007 version.
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