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Catfish of the Month

CotMThis month's featured species is Lasiancistrus heteracanthus. Are you looking for in-depth on a particular species? Then check out the vast CotM Archives.

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Notes on L280 by Erwin Schraml. The initially questionable introduction of a new L Number.

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Book Reviews

Read curated catfish book reviews and other fishkeeping Book Reviews, written by aquarists for aquarists. Recent updates:
Apr 27 Banjos, Dorads and Woodcats Aspredinidae, Doradadidae and Auchenipteridae Catfishes by Nathan Hill
Apr 18 Pims Pimelodidae, Heptapteridae and Pseudopimelodidae Catfishes by Nathan Hill

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