The first eight specimens in thumbnail images were
captured by the image contributor in a lagoon just
off the Paraná river near Paraná City
in Argentina. Latitude 31° 49'. 11s, Longitude:
60° 35' 56. 66o. Similar toH.
southeastern Brazil but this species has larger spots
on the head. Aquarium Care: Will
need a good sized aquarium of 5ft (150cm.) or over
due to their final adult size.As
this genus in the main are messy eaters, good water
quality and filtration would need to be adhered to.
Diet: Will eat all manner of foods
in the aquarium, vegetable, tablet, pellet foods and
good quality flake.
Paraguay River basin, Argentina. Type locality:
Matto Grosso or Asuncion, Paraguay.
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.
2014. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 11/2014 ). Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p.