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Parauchenoglanis punctatus (Boulenger, 1902)

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (2) Hippocampus Bildarchiv (2) Brian Sidauskas (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2)

ScotCat Sources:

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Relevant Information:

This genera, which includes another 8 species are quite difficult to identify, and on top of this juveniles can have different markings and colouration to the adult versions. Aquarium care: Grows quite large but not a predator as such so should be safe to house with smaller species. Best suited to the larger aquarium. Peaceful large catfish which will do well in company of larger characins from Africa and large Barbs. Diet: Will eat a variety of foods. Tablet and pellet foods with a good quality flake and frozen bloodworms. Also relishes live worms such as the common garden worm, making sure that there has been no weedkiller on the premises, and white worm.

Common Name:



Auchenoglanis punctatus




Africa: lower and central Congo River system; San Benito and Ogowe River basins. Type locality: Lindi River, which flows into the Congo at the Stanley Falls.


40cm. (16ins)


24-28°C (75-83°F)




Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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