Ageneiosus ucayalensis Castelnau, 1855
Ageneiosus ucayalensis
photo by IBAMA

Family:  Auchenipteridae (Driftwood catfishes), subfamily: Auchenipterinae
Max. size:  35.2 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 276.0 g
Environment:  pelagic
Distribution:  South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins; Guianas and upper ParanĂ¡ River basin.
Biology:  Occurs in the quiet zones of swamps or the lower parts of stream. Carnivorous. Swims close to the bottom, feeding mainly on fish (Ref. 35381).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.05.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 06.10.16

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