Cat-eLog Right Arrow Amphiliidae Right Arrow Leptoglaninae Right Arrow The genus Tetracamphilius

Jump to next section Summary of Tetracamphilius
Etymology From the Greek tetra meaning four and akis meaning point, in reference to the multicuspid teeth, and Amphilius a generical name for this group of catfishes.
Identification This genus differs from all other amphiliiids in having pedicellate jaw teeth with a fan-shaped distal end typically armed with two to six tiny flattened triangular cusps.Triangular adipose fin, slender caudal peduncle , caudal fin deeply forked with the lower lobe slightly larger than upper.
Size Smallest 20mm, largest 39mm, average 31mm, most commonly 39mm. All SL.
Species There are 4 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
1750 1770 1790 1810 1830 1850 1870 1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 2010 

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Tetracamphilius species