Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pseudopimelodidae Right Arrow Cephalosilurus

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Scientific Name Cephalosilurus fowleri  Haseman, 1911
Common Names Rusty Jelly Catfish
Orange Catfish, Oremon Catfish, Pocoma (Brazilian)
Type Locality Rio São Francisco, Cidade de Barra, Bahia, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Pseudopimelodus fowleri
Pronunciation foul err eye
Etymology Named for the prolific ichthyologist, Henry Fowler.
Article - CotM 2006 August
Article - Shane's World Species The Oremon Catfish, Cephalosilurus fowleri
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Size 405mm or 15.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Larger and with a more orange colouration than C. apurensis.
Sexing Females larger and much more aggressive, very distinguishable dimorphism by venting especially at larger sizes.
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Distribution Brazil: Rio Sao Francisco.
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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Fish (fresh and frozen), krill, shrimp, earthworms, mice, rats, sinking pellets, shrimp pellets, any "meaty" type foods with a little variety thrown in.
Furniture Caves, driftwood, sand, floating plants.
Compatibility Very aggressive and not shy.
Suggested Tankmates Best kept alone or in the most bullish of considerably larger company.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals of the Carnegie Museum v. 7 (nos 3-4) (17), pp 317, Pl. 46.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 28 02:52 (species record created: 2003 Aug 20 00:00)