Species: M. forestii
Microplecostomus Silva et al., 2016
- Type species: Microplecostomus forestii Silva et al., 2016
Etymology: The generic name is a combination of Greek, micro (mikrós) (= small), related to the small size of the adult type-specimen, and plecostomus (= a former generic name of species currently included in Loricariidae), also in reference to the small adult size of the type-species.
- Silva, G.S.C., Roxo, F.F., Orrego, L.E. & Oliveira, C. 2016. Description of a new catfish genus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae) from the Tocantins River basin in central Brazil, with comments on the historical zoogeography of the new taxon. ZooKeys 598: 129-157. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.598.7400. Reference page.