This species is monotypic (only
member of this genus) and is endemic to Chile. Habitat:
It inhabits substrates of silt, fine and coarse sand,
gravel and boulders.B. maldonadoi,
is vulnerable to predation by introduced species.
Aquarium Care: Small temperate and
well planted tanks a fine grained substrate with a
few hiding places. Do not place larger fish in the
same tank. Good filtration is recommended but a powerful
current is not recommended.Diet:
Their diet consists of benthic aquatic insect larvae,
amphipods and mites. In the aquarium, small live,
frozen and flake foods. Remarks:
It is estimated that their abundance is decreasing
habitat alteration due to fragmentation, pollution
South America:Chile. Type locality: Lower
course of the Rio Nonguen where it passes through
the ground of the Agricultural School, at the outskirts
of Concepción, Chile.
Baensch, H.A. and R.
Aquarien atlas. Bd. 3. Melle: Mergus, Verlag für
Natur-und Heimtierkunde, Germany. 1104 p. 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. 2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic
publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 12/2019 ).