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Pseudobunocephalus iheringii  (Boulenger, 1891)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Aspredinidae (Banjo catfishes) > Bunocephalinae
Etymology: Pseudobunocephalus: The generic name is a combination of the Greek word pseudes, meaning false or deceptive, plus the aspredinid genus Bunocephalus. It alludes to the fact that members of this genus have previously been mistaken for juveniles of other species..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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South America: Atlantic, Paraguay and Uruguay River basins (Ref. 36695). Reported from the upper and tributaries of Paraña in Argentina (Ref. 56308).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111122); max. published weight: 1.80 g (Ref. 111122)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in ponds.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Friel, John P. | Collaborators

Burgess, W.E., 1989. An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA). 784 p. (Ref. 6868)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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