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Scleronema operculatum Eigenmann, 1917

Image contributors to this species:

Felipe Cantera (2)  

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory 
 

Relevant Information:

The Scleronema genera is distinguishable from Trichomycterus and Eremophilus by having a long dermal flap on the opercle and by having a maxillary bone that is larger than its accociated barbel. There is a patch of spines on the interoperculum and usually also on the operculum.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Trichomycteridaeipitidae

Distribution:

South America: South America: Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Type locality: Cacequy, Brazil.

Size:

8cm T.L. (3¼ins)

Temp:

-

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2014.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 12/2016 )
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Burgess, W.E., 1989. An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA).

 

 

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