Pterobunocephalus is genus of small to medium
sized aspredinid species. Members of this genus are
distinguished from all other aspredinids by the following
characters, having an extremely depressed (flattened)
head and body, having the head ornamentation highly
reduced or absent, often having a distinct notch in
the upper jaw, and having 10–20 anal fin rays.
Females of this genus carry embryos directly attached
to the ventral surface of their bodies, which also
distinguishes them from all other aspredinids.
Small species that can probably be kept as per other
members of this family with a quite tank with sand
and plants. Diet: Tablet foods and
small live foods.
South America:Amazon, Orinoco and Paraguay River basins.
Type locality:Todos Santos,
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