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Scientific Name Bunocephalus doriae  Boulenger, 1902
Common Name Banjo Catfish
Type Locality Villa Rica (Villarrica), Paraguay; Posadas, Río Paraná, Argentina.
Synonym(s) Bunocephalus retropinnis, Dysichthys doriae
Pronunciation boon oh SEFF ah luss
Etymology Bunocephalus: From the Greek bounos, meaning hill and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the bumps on the head of the fish, which is particularly marked in some species. 
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Size 81mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraguay-Paraná and Uruguay River basins.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná, Middle Paraná, Bermejo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters Inhabits clearwater streams with sandy to muddy bottom, up to 2.5 m deep, with water flow up to 50 cm/sec. Supposedly an air-breather that hides amidst plant debris on the bottom during the day.
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Feeding In nature, this fish feeds on insect larvae, such as bloodworms.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 9 (no. 52) (art. 47), pp 286.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 16 01:17 (species record created: 2005 May 20 00:00)