|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Aspredinichthys filamentosus (Valenciennes, 1840)|
|Common Name||Syvskægget Banjomalle (Denmark)|
|Type Locality||Cayenne, French Guiana.|
|Etymology||Aspredinichthys: From the Latin aspredo, meaning roughness and the Greek ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the tuberculate skin.|
|Size||218mm or 8.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Venezuela to northern Brazil; lower portions of coastal rivers and in coastal waters.
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)
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|Other Parameters||Freshwater and brackish habitat, estuaries.|
|Furniture||Benthic fish which lives on sandy-muddy littoral waters, estuaries and flooded zones of rivers.|
|Breeding||Reproduction takes place in April and June. The species has a peculiar mode of egg incubation wherein the female banjo catfish carries the eggs firmly attached to the underside of the body. This seems to be an adaptation to facilitate the oxygenation of the eggs in muddy environments.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 437, Pl. 450.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 25 13:57 (species record created: 2002 Oct 16 00:00)|