Cat-eLog Right Auchenoglanididae Right The genus Parauchenoglanis

Down Summary of Parauchenoglanis
Etymology Parauchenoglanis: The Greek prefix para means near; in reference to the resemblance to Auchenoglanis.
Identification In all Parauchenoglanis the small eyes are not covered by a transparent skin (having a free border). The first dorsal spine is small, the second large and strong followed by seven branched fin rays (rarely eight). Pectoral fin with one spine and 7-8 branched rays, pelvic fin with six rays (of which five are branched), anal fin with 6-10 branched rays. Edge of caudal is straight or rounded.
Feeding In nature, preys on insect larvae, crustaceans, and small fishes - not a fussy eater in the aquarium and will eat most foods.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Size Smallest 84mm, largest 411mm, average 260mm, most commonly 390mm. All SL.
Species There are 10 "species" in the database
Keepers 5 species (50%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Distribution

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Down Most Kept Species
1. Parauchenoglanis monkei (42.86%)
2. Parauchenoglanis ngamensis (14.29%)
3. Parauchenoglanis pantherinus (14.29%)
4. Parauchenoglanis punctatus (14.29%)
5. Parauchenoglanis balayi (14.29%)
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