|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Perrunichthys perruno Schultz, 1944|
|Common Names||Perruno Catfish
|Type Locality||Río Negro, below River Yasa mouth, about 75 kilometers south of Rosario, western side of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela.|
|Pronunciation||per oo no|
|Etymology||(Spanish)Perruno=Canine + (Greek)ichthys=fish. This specific epithet literally means canine(perruno=canine). The full name of this species is dogfish, dog presumably in reference to its unfussy and gregarious eating habits.|
|Size||620mm or 24.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Often confused with Leiarius marmoratus which is much more commonly encountered by aquarists. The fishes are identical in terms of colouration although P. perruno has 8 (1 hard and 7 soft) dorsal fin rays, Leiarius has 10 or 11.|
|Distribution||South America: Lake Maracaibo basin.
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|Temperature||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus.v. 94 (no. 3172) - pp230 - Pl. 3 (fig. B); Fig. 3|
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|Last Update||2010 Feb 22 15:58 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 11:44)|