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Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis Zuanon, Rapp Py-Daniel & Jégu, 1993

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

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Relevant Information:

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal spines: 5; Anal soft rays: 7 - 9. Collected in areas with strong currents, rocky bottom. Aquarium Care: Very much a catfish for the larger aquarium to be kept by the more serious catfish keeper. As with most species in this genera it will be predatory so would need to be kept with fish that are not too small although this species would be better to be kept on its own as other fish will be seen as prey. A large tank would be needed no smaller than 2 metres (6ft) long and a depth of 70cm (28ins) with powerful filtration, to give it plenty of swimming space. Diet: Earthworms, fish fillets, frozen foods such as whole and unbroken smelts, shrimp or mussel meat. Tablet and pellet foods will also be taken.

Common Name:







South America: Tocantins River basin, Brazil. Type locality: Brazil: Pará State: Tocantins River drainage, rapids above Marabá.


32cm. (13ins)


22-27°C (71-81°F)




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. 2011.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version



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