Body deep; greatest body depth contained 4.2 to 4.7
and caudal peduncle depth 9.8 to 10.0 times in SL;
head length 2.9 to 3.3, predorsal distance 2.3 to
2.6, dorsal-fin spine length 3.9 to 4.3, pectoral-fin
spine length 3.7 to 3.9, adiposefin spine length 9.9
to 9.9 to 10.9 and caudal peduncle length 2.9 to 3.3
in SL; snout length 1.5 to 1.8, horizontal orbital
diameter 6.5 to 7.3 and least interorbital width 2.4
to 2.7 in HL. Mouth inferior; premaxilla with 24-33
and dentary with 23-35 teeth. Mid-lateral series with
27 or 28, predorsal series with 3, and dorsal-fin
base series with 8 or 9 plates. Dorsal fin with I,
7, pectoral fin with I, 6, pelvic fin with i, 5 and
anal fin with 6 rays. Ground color brown; dark-brown
blotches on body, especially on dorsal region. Colouration:
Dark-brown fins with black spots. Aquarium
Care: One of the smallest in this genera
and would make a good aquarium habitant in a large
aquarium. As this genus in the main are messy eaters,
good water quality and filtration would need to be
adhered to. A lower water temperature is advised for
this species. Diet: Will eat all
manner of foods in the aquarium, vegetable, tablet,
pellet foods and good quality flake.
Tietê River basin, Ribeira de Iguape River basin,
Brazil. Type locality: Rio Tatuhy,
affluente do lado esquerdo do Rio Sorocaba, Rio Piracicaba,
Est. de S. Paulo [Brazil].
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. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
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