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Auchenipterus osteomystax  (Miranda Ribeiro, 1918)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Auchenipteridae (Driftwood catfishes) > Auchenipterinae
Etymology: Auchenipterus: Greek, auchen = neck + Greek, pteryx = fin (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: La Plata River basin, Tocantins River, and several rivers of lower Amazon River basin.

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Maturity: Lm 15.3  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 27.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81048)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaborators

Ferraris, C.J. Jr. and R.P. Vari, 1999. The South American catfish genus Auchenipterus Valenciennes, 1840 (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae): monophyly and relationships, with a revisionary study. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. (126):387-450. (Ref. 35558)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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