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Scientific Name Aspredo aspredo  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Names Eel-Tailed Banjo Catfish
Almindelig Banjomalle (Denmark)
Type Locality South America.
Synonym(s) Aspredo batrachus, Platystacus laevis, Silurus aspredo
Etymology Aspredo: From the Latin aspredo, meaning roughness; in reference to the tuberculate skin. 
Down Species Information
Size 505mm or 19.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Females are upto 15cm longer.
Down Habitat Information
Distribution Central and South America: lower portions of coastal rivers from Venezuela to northern Brazil; also in Trinidad Tobago.
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)
Trinidad rivers, Maracas River (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters Found in brackish and fresh water.
Down Husbandry Information
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down Further Information
Reference Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1, pp 304.
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Last Update 2024 Jun 09 08:33 (species record created: 2002 Oct 16 00:00)