This species inhabits small shallow creeks of clear
water with logs, branches and large rocks where it
hides during the day (Maldonado-Ocampo et al. 2012).
It feeds mainly on other fishes and shrimps (Maldonado-Ocampo
et al. 2012). Aquarium Care: This
genera are predatory in the aquarium towards fish
that are smaller. Provide plenty of hiding places
to hide during the day and best kept in a small group
of 2-3. Very secretive in its surroundings.
Diet: No problem with eating all types of
aquarium fare, flake, tablets, pellets, live and frozen
foods. Etymology: The genus name
of batrachus, frog, referring to frog- or
toad-like shape of all species; glanis, sheatfish
(Silurus glanis), now used as a general term
for catfish [Gill (1861) and others have “corrected”
spelling to Batrachoglanis, but original
spelling must stand]. The speciic name of trans-,
over; montanus, mountains, allusion not explained,
perhaps referring to its occurrence in the Andean
valleys of Colombia and Ecuador. Remarks:
This species could be locally affected by habitat
modification and pollution produced by mining, conversion
of natural habitat to cropland (oil palm cultivation)
and livestock (IUCN). This species is listed as Least
Concern because is widely distributed and there are
no major threats affecting it and also occurs in at
least one protected area (IUCN). Very rare in the
Baudó, San Juan, Patia and Durango River basins,
Pacific slope drainages. Type locality:
Condoto, San Juan and the Tamana, and the Durango,
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.
2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 04/2019 ). Jimenez-Prado, P. & Arguello, P.
2016. Batrochoglanis transmontanus. The IUCN Red List
of Threatened Species 2016. Lujan, Nathan. FB post 2019. Shibatta, O.A., 2003. Pseudopimelodidae
(Bumblebee catfishes, dwarf marbled catfishes). p.
401-405. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris,
Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South
and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.