Stegophilus insidiosus Reinhardt, 1859
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 Family:  Trichomycteridae (Pencil or parasitic catfishes), subfamily: Stegophilinae
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 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  South America: São Francisco River basin in Brazil.
 Biology:  A true parasite living in the gill chambers of larger fishes, including catfishes like Sorubim lima. It uses its strong teeth to bite into the gill filaments to suck the blood (Ref. 6868).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.05.98
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.10.06
 Checked by: Pinna, Mário de - 11.10.01

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