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Artistic impression of typical member of the Aspredinidae
Family Common Name Banjo Catfishes
Distribution South America
Common Names Banjo Catfish, Eel Banjo Catfish
Size Smallest 16mm, largest 383mm, average 94mm, most commonly 80mm. All SL.
Species There are 49 species in 13 genera in the database
Keepers 19 species (38%) are being kept by registered keepers
 
Jump to next section Subfamilies in Aspredinidae
1. Aspredininae 30 species (61%)
2. Hoplomyzontinae 10 species (20%)
3. Pseudobunocephalinae 9 species (18%)
 
Jump to next section Top Five Genera
1. Xyliphius 8 species (2776 keepers)
2. Bunocephalus 14 species (2511 keepers)
3. Pseudobunocephalus 7 species (2294 keepers)
4. Hoplomyzon 4 species (1148 keepers)
5. Ernstichthys 3 species (857 keepers)
 
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Bunocephalus coracoideus (63.04%)
2. Platystacus cotylephorus (8.6%)
3. Bunocephalus colombianus (7.16%)
4. Bunocephalus verrucosus (4.58%)
5. Amaralia hypsiura (3.44%)
6. Pterobunocephalus dolichurus (2.58%)
7. Pseudobunocephalus amazonicus (2.58%)
8. Pterobunocephalus depressus (1.43%)
9. Bunocephalus amaurus (1.43%)
10. Pseudobunocephalus quadriradiatus (1.15%)
11. Xyliphius lepturus (0.86%)
12. Bunocephalus knerii (0.86%)
13. Ernstichthys megistus (0.57%)
14. Xyliphius melanopterus (0.29%)
15. Xyliphius barbatus (0.29%)
16. Dupouyichthys sapito (0.29%)
17. Bunocephalus larai (0.29%)
18. Bunocephalus doriae (0.29%)
19. Acanthobunocephalus nicoi (0.29%)
 
Jump to next section Species List
1. Acanthobunocephalus nicoi (i:1, k:1)
2. Acanthobunocephalus scruggsi (i:1, k:0)
3. Amaralia hypsiura (i:10, k:12)
4. Amaralia oviraptor (i:1, k:0)
5. Aspredinichthys filamentosus (i:1, k:0)
6. Aspredinichthys tibicen (i:0, k:0)
7. Aspredo aspredo (i:2, k:0)
8. Bunocephalus aleuropsis (i:0, k:0)
9. Bunocephalus aloikae (i:0, k:0)
10. Bunocephalus amaurus (i:3, k:5)
11. Bunocephalus chamaizelus (i:0, k:0)
12. Bunocephalus colombianus (i:5, k:25)
13. Bunocephalus coracoideus (i:18, k:220)
14. Bunocephalus doriae (i:1, k:1)
15. Bunocephalus erondinae (i:0, k:0)
16. Bunocephalus hartti (i:0, k:0)
17. Bunocephalus hertzi (i:3, k:0)
18. Bunocephalus knerii (i:5, k:3)
19. Bunocephalus larai (i:3, k:1)
20. Bunocephalus minerim (i:0, k:0)
21. Bunocephalus verrucosus (i:18, k:16)
22. Dupouyichthys sapito (i:2, k:1)
23. Ernstichthys anduzei (i:1, k:0)
24. Ernstichthys intonsus (i:1, k:0)
25. Ernstichthys megistus (i:6, k:2)
26. Hoplomyzon atrizona (i:1, k:0)
27. Hoplomyzon cardosoi (i:0, k:0)
28. Hoplomyzon papillatus (i:0, k:0)
29. Hoplomyzon sexpapilostoma (i:0, k:0)
30. Micromyzon akamai (i:1, k:0)
31. Micromyzon orinoco (i:0, k:0)
32. Platystacus cotylephorus (i:28, k:30)
33. Pseudobunocephalus amazonicus (i:4, k:9)
34. Pseudobunocephalus bifidus (i:0, k:0)
35. Pseudobunocephalus iheringii (i:1, k:0)
36. Pseudobunocephalus lundbergi (i:0, k:0)
37. Pseudobunocephalus quadriradiatus (i:8, k:4)
38. Pseudobunocephalus rugosus (i:0, k:0)
39. Pseudobunocephalus timbira (i:3, k:0)
40. Pterobunocephalus depressus (i:15, k:5)
41. Pterobunocephalus dolichurus (i:14, k:9)
42. Xyliphius anachoretes (i:3, k:0)
43. Xyliphius barbatus (i:2, k:1)
44. Xyliphius kryptos (i:1, k:0)
45. Xyliphius lepturus (i:9, k:3)
46. Xyliphius lombarderoi (i:0, k:0)
47. Xyliphius magdalenae (i:0, k:0)
48. Xyliphius melanopterus (i:12, k:1)
49. Xyliphius sofiae (i:3, k:0)