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Iheringichthys megalops Eigenmann & Ward, 1907

Image contributors to this species:

Acuario Marcelo (4)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

 

Relevant Information:

Noted for their unusual shaped mouth which is long and conical. They also possess large eyes. Only two species is described in this genera, I. megalops and I. labrosus. Not found very often in the hobby as imports from Paraguay are not often obtained.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None 

Family:

Pimelodidaeycipitidae

Distribution:

Paraguay: Paraná River basin. Type Locality: Paraguay, Bahia Negra, Río Paraguay.

Size:

25cm. (10ins)

Temp:

22-27°C (71-81°F)

p.H.

6.0-7.2.

Reference:

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Sands, David. Catfishes of the World, Vol 3 Auchenipteridae & Pimelodidae. Dunure Publications 1983.144p

 

 

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