Auchenipterichthys punctatus (Valenciennes, 1840)
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 Family:  Auchenipteridae (Driftwood catfishes), subfamily: Auchenipterinae
 Max. size:  15.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  South America: Upper Amazon River basin in Brazil.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  At the northernmost collecting site (altitude of about 150 m) along upper Rio Negro, the water was blackish, over rocky bottoms. Stomach contents of four specimens indicate a diet consisting mainly of insect nymphs and adults (Ref. 26666).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 12.04.99
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 17.04.06

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