|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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.|
|Size||81mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Paraguay-Paraná and Uruguay River basins.
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La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|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.|
|Feeding||In nature, this fish feeds on insect larvae, such as bloodworms.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 7)v. 9 (no. 52) - pp286|
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|Last Update||2006 Jul 26 03:37 (species record created: 2005 May 20 00:00)|