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Scientific Name Ageneiosus ucayalensis  Castelnau, 1855
Common Name Duck Catfish
Type Locality Lake near Río Ucayali, Peru.
Synonym(s) Ageneiosus guianensis
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 (the fish has very short maxillary barbels that are almost indistinguishable). The species is named after the type locality.
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Size 325mm or 12.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Exped. Amer. Sud.v. 2 - pp49 - Pl. 17 (fig. 2)
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Last Update 2015 Oct 25 08:28 (species record created: 2004 Jun 27 00:00)