= ( scol OPLAS idee )
as the "spiny dwarf catfishes". They are known
as one of the smallest
catfishes to be found and are not common in the hobby
due to there very small size and there placement amongst
leaf litter in clear and blackwater habitats, including
oxbow lakes, backwater pools, and well-vegetated streams.
There are only six species in this
genera, Scoloplax baileyi, S. baskini, S.
dicra, S. distolothrix, S. dolicholophia,
and S. empousa. Scoloplax is the only
genus in this family.