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Artistic impression of typical member of the Aspredinidae
 
Down arrow Family Overview
Distribution South America
Common Names Banjo Catfish, Eel Banjo Catfish
Size Smallest 20mm, largest 318mm, average 98mm, most commonly 67mm. All SL.
Species There are 19 "species" in 16 genera in the database
Keepers 19 species (100%) are being kept by registered keepers
Breeders 1 "species" ( 5%) are being bred.
Down arrow Subfamilies in Aspredinidae (by species)
1. Aspredininae 93 species (489%)
2. Pseudobunocephalinae 16 species (84%)
3. Hoplomyzontinae 5 species (26%)
Down arrow Top Five Genera (by keepers)
1. Bunocephalus 14 species (277 keepers)
2. Platystacus 1 species (32 keepers)
3. Pterobunocephalus 2 species (14 keepers)
4. Pseudobunocephalus 7 species (13 keepers)
5. Amaralia 2 species (12 keepers)
Down arrow Distribution of Aspredinidae


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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Bunocephalus coracoideus (63.59%)
2. Platystacus cotylephorus (8.96%)
3. Bunocephalus colombianus (6.72%)
4. Bunocephalus verrucosus (4.76%)
5. Amaralia hypsiura (3.36%)
6. Pterobunocephalus dolichurus (2.52%)
7. Pseudobunocephalus amazonicus (2.52%)
8. Pterobunocephalus depressus (1.4%)
9. Bunocephalus amaurus (1.4%)
10. Pseudobunocephalus quadriradiatus (1.12%)
11. Xyliphius lepturus (0.84%)
12. Ernstichthys megistus (0.56%)
13. Bunocephalus knerii (0.56%)
14. Xyliphius melanopterus (0.28%)
15. Xyliphius barbatus (0.28%)
16. Dupouyichthys sapito (0.28%)
17. Bunocephalus larai (0.28%)
18. Bunocephalus doriae (0.28%)
19. Acanthobunocephalus nicoi (0.28%)
Down arrow Most Kept Species List
(Alphabetic | Chronological | Most Bred)
1. Bunocephalus coracoideus (i:18, k:227, b:3)
2. Platystacus cotylephorus (i:28, k:32, b:0)
3. Bunocephalus colombianus (i:5, k:24, b:0)
4. Bunocephalus verrucosus (i:18, k:17, b:0)
5. Amaralia hypsiura (i:10, k:12, b:0)
6. Pseudobunocephalus amazonicus (i:4, k:9, b:0)
7. Pterobunocephalus dolichurus (i:14, k:9, b:0)
8. Bunocephalus amaurus (i:3, k:5, b:0)
9. Pterobunocephalus depressus (i:15, k:5, b:0)
10. Pseudobunocephalus quadriradiatus (i:8, k:4, b:0)
11. Xyliphius lepturus (i:10, k:3, b:0)
12. Bunocephalus knerii (i:5, k:2, b:0)
13. Ernstichthys megistus (i:6, k:2, b:0)
14. Acanthobunocephalus nicoi (i:1, k:1, b:0)
15. Bunocephalus doriae (i:1, k:1, b:0)
16. Bunocephalus larai (i:3, k:1, b:0)
17. Dupouyichthys sapito (i:3, k:1, b:0)
18. Xyliphius barbatus (i:2, k:1, b:0)
19. Xyliphius melanopterus (i:12, k:1, b:0)