|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ageneiosus inermis (Linnaeus, 1766)|
|Common Name||Slopehead Catfish|
|Synonym(s)||Ageneiosus armatus, Ageneiosus axillaris, Ageneiosus brevifilis, Ageneiosus dawalla, Ageneiosus gabardinii, Ageneiosus ogilviei, Ageneiosus sebae, Davalla schomburgkii, Hypothalmus dawalla, Silurus inermis|
|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.|
|Size||540mm or 21.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Body naked and elongated. Head is pointed and depressed at the top. Mouth is big and wide. The lateral eyes are situated along the level of the mouth, ensuring a vision above and below. Exhibits sexual dimorphism, like A. dentatus. The first ray of the dorsal fin is very long and has pointed spines|
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Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Purus, Macapá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|pH||6.5 - 7.8|
|Temperature||22.0-24.0°C or 71.6-75.2°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||dH 20.|
|Feeding||Feeds on crustaceans and fishes.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 1), pp 503.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 07 02:08 (species record created: 2003 Oct 08 00:00)|