Collected below 200 m asl in the Amazon mainstream and largest white and black water triburtaries; trawled 10s to 100s m off shore, on mud and sand substrates (Ref. 55106).
- Lundberg, J.G. and A. Akama 2005 Brachyplatystoma capapretum: a new species of Goliath catfish from the Amazon basin, with a reclassification of allied catfishes (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae). Copeia 2005(3):492-516. (Ref. 55106) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=55106&speccode=12116
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