|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Galeichthys peruvianus Lütken, 1874|
|Common Name||Peruvian Sea Catfish|
|Type Locality||Callao, Peru.|
|Size||290mm or 11.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Pacific coast, Ecuador and Peru.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Feeding||In the wild the main diet in the summer and autumn is anchovy, in the winter predominately polychaetes. Crustaceans and molluscs are also eaten.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium. In the wild spawning takes place in the summer, with fish reaching sexual maturity at around 175mm. The fish spawn in areas with muddy bottoms producing around 27 eggs. The males take the eggs from the substrate for oral incubation and migrate to shallower waters, whilst the females return to the typical distribution zones.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjøbenhavn, Aaret 1874 (nos 12-16), pp 205 .|
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|Last Update||2019 Aug 23 05:53 (species record created: 2009 Aug 22 13:20)|