Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Agamyxis pectinifrons
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Agamyxis pectinifrons, the spotted talking catfish, spotted raphael catfish or whitebarred catfish, 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
A. pectinifrons is a popular aquarium fish and is often sold as the spotted raphael catfish or spotted talking catfish. 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.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Agamyxis pectinifrons" in FishBase. December 2011 version.
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