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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 42 "species" in 20 genera in the database
Keepers 10 species (23%) are being kept by registered keepers
Down arrow Subfamilies in Cetopsidae (by species)
1. Cetopsinae 223 species (531%)
2. Helogeninae 12 species (29%)
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. Paracetopsis 3 species (0 keepers)
5. Cetopsidium 7 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 fimbriata (5.41%)
7. Cetopsis orinoco (5.41%)
8. Cetopsis umbrosa (2.7%)
9. Cetopsis sandrae (2.7%)
10. Cetopsis montana (2.7%)
Down arrow Chronological Species List
(Alphabetic | Most Kept | Most Bred)
1. Cetopsis coecutiens (i:20, k:9, b:0)
2. Cetopsis candiru (i:4, k:3, b:0)
3. Cetopsis gobioides (i:1, k:0, b:0)
4. Paracetopsis bleekeri (i:2, k:0, b:0)
5. Helogenes marmoratus (i:13, k:9, b:0)
6. Cetopsis plumbea (i:2, k:0, b:0)
7. Cetopsidium minutum (i:3, k:0, b:0)
8. Cetopsis othonops (i:2, k:0, b:0)
9. Denticetopsis macilenta (i:2, k:0, b:0)
10. Cetopsis amphiloxa (i:1, k:0, b:0)
11. Cetopsis jurubidae (i:1, k:0, b:0)
12. Cetopsis motatanensis (i:1, k:0, b:0)
13. Cetopsis orinoco (i:11, k:2, b:0)
14. Cetopsis baudoensis (i:4, k:0, b:0)
15. Helogenes castaneus (i:1, k:0, b:0)
16. Helogenes uruyensis (i:1, k:0, b:0)
17. Cetopsidium morenoi (i:1, k:0, b:0)
18. Helogenes gouldingi (i:2, k:0, b:0)
19. Denticetopsis praecox (i:4, k:0, b:0)
20. Cetopsis oliveirai (i:2, k:0, b:0)
21. Denticetopsis royeroi (i:1, k:0, b:0)
22. Denticetopsis sauli (i:2, k:0, b:0)
23. Cetopsis parma (i:2, k:3, b:0)
24. Cetopsidium orientale (i:1, k:0, b:0)
25. Cetopsidium ferreirai (i:1, k:0, b:0)
26. Cetopsidium pemon (i:3, k:0, b:0)
27. Cetopsidium roae (i:1, k:0, b:0)
28. Cetopsis arcana (i:1, k:0, b:0)
29. Cetopsis caiapo (i:1, k:0, b:0)
30. Cetopsis fimbriata (i:2, k:2, b:0)
31. Cetopsis montana (i:1, k:1, b:0)
32. Cetopsis pearsoni (i:1, k:0, b:0)
33. Cetopsis sandrae (i:8, k:1, b:0)
34. Cetopsis sarcodes (i:1, k:0, b:0)
35. Cetopsis starnesi (i:1, k:0, b:0)
36. Cetopsis umbrosa (i:2, k:1, b:0)
37. Denticetopsis epa (i:1, k:0, b:0)
38. Denticetopsis iwokrama (i:2, k:0, b:0)
39. Denticetopsis seducta (i:7, k:6, b:0)
40. Paracetopsis atahualpa (i:2, k:0, b:0)
41. Paracetopsis esmeraldas (i:1, k:0, b:0)
42. Cetopsidium soniae (i:3, k:0, b:0)