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Scientific Name Ituglanis amazonicus  (Steindachner, 1882)
Common Name
Type Locality Cudajas, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Trichomycterus amazonicus
Etymology Greek, itys, ityos = circle + Greek, glanis = a fish that can eat the bait without touching the hook; a cat fish. 
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Size 60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon and Suriname River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
Other Parameters Lives mainly in little forest creeks with notable current and a sandy-rocky substrate.
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Feeding It is not known whether it feeds on flesh or blood of living animals or it lives on carrion. Opercle hooks enable it to cling to and to dig little tunnels into its prey's flesh. User data.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse v. 19 (no. 19), pp 178.
Registered Keepers There are 5 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 09:44 (species record created: 2005 Feb 02 00:00)