Overview

Distribution

South America: Amazon River basin.
  • Sabaj, M.H. and C.J. Ferraris Jr. 2003 Doradidae (Thorny catfishes). p. 456-469. 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. (Ref. 37054)
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Amazon River basin: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 160 mm TL
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Max. size

15.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 37054))
  • Sabaj, M.H. and C.J. Ferraris Jr. 2003 Doradidae (Thorny catfishes). p. 456-469. 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. (Ref. 37054)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater; pH range: 5.8 - 7.5; dH range: 0 - 20
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Agamyxis pectinifrons

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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Wikipedia

Agamyxis pectinifrons

The spotted talking catfish, spotted raphael catfish or whitebarred catfish (Agamyxis pectinifrons) is a species of thorny catfish found in the Amazon basin where it has been recorded from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. This species grows to a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) SL.

In the aquarium[edit source | edit]

A. pectinifrons is a popular aquarium fish and is often sold as the spotted raphael catfish or spotted talking catfish.[1] It is recommended, due to the spines on this fish which would tear up a conventional net, that it is preferable to move these fish by hand. These fish need a dark refuge to hide in during the day.[2][1]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b "PlanetCatfish::Catfish of the Month::April 1997". 2006-05-06. Archived from the original on 10 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Agamyxis pectinifrons (Cope, 1870)". 2006-04-17. Retrieved 2007-06-16. 
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