Tocantinsia piresi in the only member of this
genera and is found in the Rio Tocantins where it
gets its genus name from. Aquarium Care:
Misleading reports in some aquatic literature and
the internet as being of a small size but this is
quite a large Auchenipterid, so tankmates would need
to be chosen carefully. Remarks:
The last two thumbnail images were captured by Mark
Henry Sabaj and he explains here:- "Tocantinsia_piresi
measures 38 cm standard length and is from Rio Xingu
(middle Volta Grande), off left bank, ca. 54 km southeast
of Altamira. This species is a dweller of large river
channels with juveniles found at great depths during
the low water season."
Glanidium piresi, Tocantinsia
South America:Upper Tocantins River
basin in Brazil. Type locality: Rio
São Manoel, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2015. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 08/2015 ). Mark Henry Sabaj: pers comm.