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Artistic impression of typical member of the Cetopsidae
 
Down arrow Family Overview
Distribution South America
Common Names (Baby) Whale Catfish
Size Smallest 18mm, largest 265mm, average 96mm, most commonly 43mm. All SL.
Species There are 44 "species" in 5 genera in the database
Keepers 10 species (22%) are being kept by registered keepers
Down arrow Subfamilies in Cetopsidae (by species)
1. Cetopsinae 40 species (91%)
2. Helogeninae 4 species (9%)
Down arrow Top Five Genera (by keepers)
1. Cetopsis 23 species (22 keepers)
2. Helogenes 4 species (9 keepers)
3. Denticetopsis 7 species (6 keepers)
4. Cetopsidium 7 species (0 keepers)
5. Paracetopsis 3 species (0 keepers)
Down arrow Distribution of Cetopsidae


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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Helogenes marmoratus (24.32%)
2. Cetopsis coecutiens (24.32%)
3. Denticetopsis seducta (16.22%)
4. Cetopsis parma (8.11%)
5. Cetopsis candiru (8.11%)
6. Cetopsis orinoco (5.41%)
7. Cetopsis fimbriata (5.41%)
8. Cetopsis umbrosa (2.7%)
9. Cetopsis sandrae (2.7%)
10. Cetopsis montana (2.7%)
Down arrow Alphabetic Species List
(Chronological | Most Kept | Most Bred)
1. Cetopsidium ferreirai (i:1, k:0, b:0)
2. Cetopsidium minutum (i:3, k:0, b:0)
3. Cetopsidium morenoi (i:1, k:0, b:0)
4. Cetopsidium orientale (i:1, k:0, b:0)
5. Cetopsidium pemon (i:3, k:0, b:0)
6. Cetopsidium roae (i:1, k:0, b:0)
7. Cetopsidium soniae (i:3, k:0, b:0)
8. Cetopsis amphiloxa (i:1, k:0, b:0)
9. Cetopsis arcana (i:1, k:0, b:0)
10. Cetopsis aspis (i:1, k:0, b:0)
11. Cetopsis baudoensis (i:4, k:0, b:0)
12. Cetopsis caiapo (i:1, k:0, b:0)
13. Cetopsis candiru (i:4, k:3, b:0)
14. Cetopsis coecutiens (i:20, k:9, b:0)
15. Cetopsis fimbriata (i:2, k:2, b:0)
16. Cetopsis gobioides (i:1, k:0, b:0)
17. Cetopsis jurubidae (i:1, k:0, b:0)
18. Cetopsis montana (i:1, k:1, b:0)
19. Cetopsis motatanensis (i:1, k:0, b:0)
20. Cetopsis oliveirai (i:2, k:0, b:0)
21. Cetopsis orinoco (i:11, k:2, b:0)
22. Cetopsis othonops (i:2, k:0, b:0)
23. Cetopsis parma (i:2, k:3, b:0)
24. Cetopsis pearsoni (i:1, k:0, b:0)
25. Cetopsis plumbea (i:2, k:0, b:0)
26. Cetopsis sandrae (i:8, k:1, b:0)
27. Cetopsis sarcodes (i:1, k:0, b:0)
28. Cetopsis sp. (1) (i:7, k:0, b:0)
29. Cetopsis starnesi (i:1, k:0, b:0)
30. Cetopsis umbrosa (i:2, k:1, b:0)
31. Denticetopsis epa (i:1, k:0, b:0)
32. Denticetopsis iwokrama (i:2, k:0, b:0)
33. Denticetopsis macilenta (i:2, k:0, b:0)
34. Denticetopsis praecox (i:4, k:0, b:0)
35. Denticetopsis royeroi (i:1, k:0, b:0)
36. Denticetopsis sauli (i:2, k:0, b:0)
37. Denticetopsis seducta (i:7, k:6, b:0)
38. Helogenes castaneus (i:1, k:0, b:0)
39. Helogenes gouldingi (i:2, k:0, b:0)
40. Helogenes marmoratus (i:13, k:9, b:0)
41. Helogenes uruyensis (i:1, k:0, b:0)
42. Paracetopsis atahualpa (i:2, k:0, b:0)
43. Paracetopsis bleekeri (i:2, k:0, b:0)
44. Paracetopsis esmeraldas (i:1, k:0, b:0)