Trachelyopterus peloichthys (Schultz, 1944)
Trachelyopterus peloichthys
photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

 Family:  Auchenipteridae (Driftwood catfishes), subfamily: Auchenipterinae
 Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  South America: Maracaibo River basin, Venezuela.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Diurnal species found in turbid and somewhat deep waters of rivers and swamps and marshes (Ref. 26543). Usually found amongst submerged tree trunks (Ref. 26543). Carnivore (Ref. 26543).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 20.05.98
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13

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