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Nematogenyidae
Nematogenyidae


Nematogenyidae =
( nomato geny id dee ) 

 
Contains only a single genus, Nematogenys, which contains a single species, N. inermis. The genus is endemic to some rivers in Chile. The common name for this species is "Mountain Catfish". Previously in the Trichomycteridae family with Nematogenys as the subfamily name and as such is very rare in the aquatic hobby. There was a fossil which was found and described from the Miocene, continental fluviolacustrine deposits of the upper Cura–Mallín Formation (37–39°S), Chile (Azpelicueta & Rubilar, 1997). This species was named as Nematogenys cuivi.

 

 

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