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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.

 
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Tim Addis @ TA Aquaculture
Myoglanis sp. 'Peru'
 
Barbara Bean
Pimelodella chagresi, Pimelodella chagresi
 
Daniel Blom
Brachyrhamdia imitator
Rhamdia quelen
 
Whit Bronaugh @ Oregon State University
Imparfinis hasemani, Imparfinis hasemani
 
Stuart Brown
Imparfinis stictonotus
Pimelodella gracilis
 
Felipe Cantera @ Aqua Terra Eco Tours 
Pimelodella australis, Pimelodella australis
 
Graham Carr @ Silksworth Aquatics
Cetopsorhamdia molinae
Heptapteridae sp., Heptapteridae sp.
Imparfinis sp., Imparfinis sp., Imparfinis sp.
 
Caio Feltrin @ Peixes da Mata Atlântica
Pimelodella pappenheimi
 
Danté Fenolio @ anotheca
Mastiglanis asopos
Rhamdia enfurnada, Rhamdia enfurnada
Rhamdiopsis krugi
 
Ian Fuller @ CorydorasWorld
Brachyrhamdia thayeria, Brachyrhamdia thayeria, Brachyrhamdia thayeria
 
Steven Grant
Brachyrhamdia marthae
Heptapteridae sp., Heptapteridae sp.
Mastiglanis asopos, Mastiglanis asopos
 
Pimelodella gracilis
Pimelodella montana
Rhamdia quelen, Rhamdia quelen
 
Erling Holm @ Royal Ontario Museum 
Myoglanis potaroensis
 
Gabriela Eguren Iriarte
Pimelodella australis
 
Allan James @ ScotCat
Brachyrhamdia imitator
Brachyrhamdia meesi, Brachyrhamdia meesi, Brachyrhamdia meesi
Brachyrhamdia rambarrani, Brachyrhamdia rambarrani
Imparfinis longicaudus, Imparfinis longicaudus
Imparfinis stictonotus, Imparfinis stictonotus
Pimelodella australis, Pimelodella australis
 
Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library  
Brachyrhamdia meesi, Brachyrhamdia meesi
Brachyrhamdia rambarrani, Brachyrhamdia rambarrani, Brachyrhamdia rambarrani
Goeldiella eques, Goeldiella eques
Heptapterus mustelinus
Imparfinis minutus
Imparfinis pseudonemacheir, Imparfinis pseudonemacheir, Imparfinis pseudonemacheir
Pimelodella gracilis, Pimelodella gracilis, Pimelodella gracilis
Pimelodella sp. (1), Pimelodella sp. (1)
Rhamdia quelen, Rhamdia quelen, Rhamdia quelen
 
Philip Jones
Rhamdia foina
 
Frants Lehmann (stamps)
Rhamdia quelen
 
Nathan Lujan
Imparfinis usmai, Imparfinis usmai, Imparfinis usmai
 
Acuario Marcelo
Heptapterus mustelinus, Heptapterus mustelinus, Heptapterus mustelinus
 
Ivan Mikolji @ mikolji.com
Pimelodella cruxenti
 
Mark Sabaj Pérez @ All Catfish Species Inventory (ACSI)
Pimelodella geryi
 
Molluscan Pictures
Brachyrhamdia marthae
 
Dominick Porcelli
Pimelodella cristata
 
Chris Ralph @ The Ralphster Photo Gallery
Brachyrhamdia meesi, Brachyrhamdia meesi
 
Enrico Richter @ Amazon Predators
Goeldiella eques
Rhamdia quelen, Rhamdia quelen, Rhamdia quelen
 
David Sands
Robin Warne
Goeldiella eques
 
 
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