|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Bunocephalus amaurus Eigenmann, 1912|
|Common Name||Banjo Catfish|
|Type Locality||Konawaruk, Guyana.|
|Synonym(s)||Bunocephalus amaurus sipaliwini, Dysichthys amaurus|
|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||120mm or 4.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South 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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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp 126, Fig. 24; Pl. 2 (fig. 2).|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 02 08:00 (species record created: 2007 Feb 26 15:17)|