coracoideus (Eigenmann & Allen, 1942)
contributors to this species:
(1) Allan James (1) Chris
Daniel Blom (1) Yann Fulliquet
||This widespread Amazonian
species, that had been misidentified in the past as A.thoracatus,
and is instead A.coracoideus; a species that comes from
the waters of the Amazon River basin and the Araguaia River in the
the Tocantins basin while Auchenipterichthys thoracatus is
found in the upper Madeira River basin.
Aquarium Care: Good
community catfish with normal sized patrons but not to be trusted
with small Tetras for instance, which will be picked of at night
on its twilight patrols. Breeding: This family
practice internal fertilization with the female depositing the fertilized
eggs on aquatic vegetation with no care of the eggs shown. An unsuccessful
breeding report states that the male swims behind the female and
they suddenly lock their pectoral, female's adipose and caudal fin.
They speed around the tank and are oblivious to anything around
them. After this confrontation
they break apart and fall to the aquarium floor where they sit for
a couple hours in a "dazed" condition. Diet:
Can be fed most aquarium fare such as good quality flake, white
worm, tablet and pellet foods and frozen foods such as bloodworm.
Better to feed at lights out until
they get accustomed to the daytime feeding regime when they may
very well join in.
America: Amazon River basin and Araguaia
River of the Tocantins basin. Type locality: Iquitos,
Carl J. Ferraris
Jr., Richard P. Vari, and Sandra J. Raredon. Catfishes
of the genus Auchenipterichthys (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes:
Auchenipteridae); a revisionary study.
ScotCat Factsheet no. 97. July