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Imparfinis longicaudus (Boulenger, 1887)

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Aquarium care: Peaceful towards conspecifics but territorial with its own kind. Provide a moderate sized aquarium with hiding places such as bogwood, rockwork and plants. A good water flow is recommended with good aeration and filtration. Diet: Live, frozen and flake foods.

Common Name:

Long-Tail Antenna Catfish.


Pimelodus longicauda, Rhamdia longicauda, Imparfinis longicauda


Heptapteridae lycipitidae


South America: Bobonaza River basin in upper Pastaza River drainage, Ecuador. Type locality: Canelos [Ecuador]


15.0cm. (6ins)


20-24°C (67-75°F)




Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2009.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (09/2016).
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Bockmann, F.A. and G.M. Guazzelli, 2003. Heptapteridae (Heptapterids). p. 406-431. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.



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