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Entomocorus gameroi Mago-Leccia, 1984

Image contributors to this species:

Yann Fulliquet (8) Michael Kirkham (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory  Wikipedia

Relevant Information:

The species depicted in the images may turn out to be an undescribed species of Entomocorus as it differs from the original description of E.gameroi. The only thing similar is the horizontal black line in the caudal fin. Breeding: This species spawns in July and August in the period of maximal annual flooding. Sexual Differences: The males have elongated ventral fins and the dorsal becomes long and curved. There is a hook on the second ray of the left pectoral fin in the male and the female sports serrations in the right pectoral fin.

Common Name:

Gamero's Woodcat, Penguin Woodcat






Venezuela: Apure River basin in Orinoco River drainage. Type locality: Boca del Río Apurito en el Río Apuré, cercade San Fernando de Apuré, Guárico State, Venezuela.


7cm. (2¾ins)


25-29°c (77-85°f.) 




Burgess, W.E. 1989 An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA). 784 p.
Yann Fulliquet (pers.comm)



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