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Scientific NameBunocephalus amaurus  Eigenmann, 1912
Common NameBanjo Catfish
Type LocalityKonawaruk, Guyana.
Synonym(s)Bunocephalus amaurus sipaliwini, Dysichthys amaurus
Pronunciationboon oh SEFF ah luss
EtymologyBunocephalus: 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 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: coastal rivers between the Orinoco and Amazon mouths.
Orinoco, Lower Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon (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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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesMem. Carnegie Mus. v. 5 (no. 1) 126 Fig. 24; Pl. 2 (fig. 2)
Registered Keepers(1) The.Dark.One, (2) Catfish freak, (3) dolgolev, (4) ImaginationUK, (5) FerocactusLatispinus, who also notes: "A very surprising find; decided to name him Lugosi. He got all perky and started eating within 4 minutes of being placed in the community tank! What a hardy little guy.".

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Last Update2017 Jan 03 12:16 (species record created: 2007 Feb 26 15:17)