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  Heptapteridae
Heptapteridae

 

Heptapteridae = ( Hep tapt ER idee ) 

Another sub-family of the Pimelodidae, Heptapteridaeinae, which is now been given full family status.

There are up to 200 species in this South and Central American family comprising mostly of the genera Imparfinis, Pimelodella, Brachyrhamdia and Rhamdia. Most are predators which vary in size but can be kept in an aquarium with tank mates that are chosen carefully.

 
SCIENTIFIC NAMES
 
B
Brachyrhamdia imitator
Brachyrhamdia marthae
Brachyrhamdia meesi
Brachyrhamdia rambarrani  
Brachyrhamdia thayeria
 
C
Cetopsorhamdia iheringi
Cetopsorhamdia molinae
Cetopsorhamdia phantasia
 
G
M
Mastiglanis asopos
Myoglanis potaroensis
Myoglanis sp. 'Peru'
 
N
Nemuroglanis sp. (1)
 
P
Phreatobius cisternarum
Pimelodella australis
Pimelodella chagresi
Pimelodella cristata
Pimelodella cruxenti
Pimelodella geryi
Pimelodella gracilis
Pimelodella lateristriga
Pimelodella macturki
Pimelodella montana
Pimelodella pappenheimi
Pimelodella sp. (1)
 
R
Rhamdia enfurnada
Rhamdia foina
Rhamdia quelen
Rhamdiopsis krugi
 
 
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