Trachycorystes trachycorystes (Valenciennes, 1840)
Black catfish
photo by Mikolji, I.

 Family:  Auchenipteridae (Driftwood catfishes), subfamily: Auchenipterinae
 Max. size:  35 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, Essequibo River basin in Guyana, and Orinoco River basin in Venezuela.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Has oviducal fertilization.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.08.94
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.04.11

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