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Tiny New Catfish Species Discovered In Rio Paraíba Do Sul Basin, Brazil
2013-07-09 10:53:23

Scientists discovered a tiny new species of catfish in the waters of Rio Rio Paraíba do Sul basin, Brazil.

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2009-01-21 15:49:56

A new species of fish from tropical South America is confirming suspected roots to the loricariid catfish family tree.


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Zebra Plecostomus, Hypancistrus zebra
2009-07-04 16:10:42

The Zebra Plecostomus (Hypancistrus zebra) is a species of catfish that is frequently found in the Xingu River, which is a tributary of the Amazon River. The Zebra Plecostomus received its name because of its black and white stripes. In the early 1990s this fish was first identified. Brazil exported this fish in large numbers, regardless of this, the Zebra Plecostomus is not found on the IUCN red list. The Brazilian government did put a band on the exportation of this fish. Because of the...

Zebra Oto, Otocinclus cocama
2009-07-04 16:02:41

The Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama) is a fish from Peru. This fish is from the genus Otocinclus and is a family member of Loricariidae. In 2004, a tributary of the Rio Ucayali in Peru described the Zebra Oto. Relatives close to the Zebra Oto are O. mariae, O. huaorani, O. bororo, O. mura as well as the O. batmani. This fish is found in the Ucayali River in Peru and likely in the Maranon River. This fish is also found in clear water and mid-sized creeks. The Zebra Oto associate with...

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2007-02-21 17:24:21

Aspredinidae (order Siluriformes), also known as the Banjo catfish, is a family of freshwater fish found in the rivers or in coastal brackish water of South America. Banjo catfish lack an adipose fin. They received this name because of their flat bodies, resembling a small banjo. There are around thirteen genera and 33 species of banjo catfish. These fish are primarily nocturnal and bury their bodies in the substrate. They are popular aquarium fish.

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