|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Tetranematichthys wallacei Vari & Ferraris, 2005|
|Common Name(s)||Wallace's Shoe Head Catfish
|Type Locality||Brazil, Amazonas, upper Rio Negro, Sao Pedro, mouth of Igarape do Ibara, approximately 0 15|
|Etymology||Tetranematichthys: From the Greek tetra, meaning four, nema, meaning filament, and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the number of barbels.|
|Size||206mm (8.1") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|General Remarks||This is the species, probably exclusively, but certainly by far the most commonly, imported.|
|Distribution||South America: Rivers Tocantins, Negro, Tapajos, Arirara and Jau, Amazon basin and Rio Orinoco basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|References||Vari, R. P. and C. J. Ferraris, Jr. 2006. The Catfish Genus Tetranematichthys (Auchenipteridae). Copeia, 2: 168-180.|
|Registered Keepers||(1) Martin S, who also notes: "Died.", (2) wrasse, who also notes: "Eats small earthworms/ feeder fish. Refuses all other foods.
Extremely nocturnal. Although will take food during the day when presented in front of its mouth!!! Makes me jump when it snaps!", (3) JamieH.
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- CotM 2010 December
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 18:16 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 11:59)|