Gelanoglanis stroudi is
a small, soft-bodied, long jawed, rosy auchenipterine
with one pair of mental barbels, apparently not closely
related to any other known member of the subfamily
Centromochlinae, and is described from the lowlands
of eastern Colombia. Gelanoglanis is a
very small genus with only 5
members, G. stroudi Böhlke, 1980,
G. nanonocticolus Soares-Porto,
Walsh, Nico & Netto, 1999, G. pan Calegari,
Reis & Vari, 2014, G. travieso Rengifo
& Lujan, 2008, and G. varii Calegari
& Reis, 2016. Rare in the hobby and as such we
may not see them in imports. Habitat:
This species occurs in the Meta River basin, and the
Apure and Masparro River basins. It is a poorly known
species, but appears to have a large distributional
range across Colombia and Venezuela. Inhabits whitewater
streams and rivers. Found in near-shore areas with
sand and gravel bottoms in moderate to fairly swift
current. Remarks: Assessed (IUCN)
as Least Concern due to its large distribution and
the lack of any major threats. The species has likely
been under collected to date due to its nocturnal
South America:Orinoco River basin, Colombia and Venezuela.
S.J. Walsh, L.G. Nico and J.M. Netto, 1999.
A new species of Gelanoglanis from the Orinoco and
Amazon river basins, with comments on miniaturization
within the genus (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae: Centromochlinae).
Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 10(1):63-72. Böhlke, James E. 1980. Gelanoglanis
stroudi: a new catfish from the Rio Meta system in
Colombia (Siluriformes, Doradidae, Auchenipterinae).
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of
Philadelphia 132: 150-155. Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Gelanoglanis
stroudi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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