|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ageneiosus ucayalensis Castelnau, 1855|
|Common Name||Duck Catfish|
|Type Locality||Lake near Río Ucayali, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||ah genie OH sus|
|Etymology||Ageneiosus, from the Greek a, meaning without and genias, meaning beard in reference to the apparent lack of barbels. In fact, catfish of this genus have very short maxillary barbels that are almost indistinguishable to the human eye. The species is named after the type locality.|
|Size||325mm or 12.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins; Guianas and upper Paraná River basin.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||In nature, the diet of this fish consists mainly of other fish.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2, pp 49, Pl. 17 (fig. 2).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 03 06:37 (species record created: 2004 Jun 27 00:00)|