Found in the in the sand of
shallow rivers and creeks; parasitic, entering gill
chambers of larger catfishes; also known for entering,
probably by mistake, the urethra of mammals urinating
under water. Aquarium Care: Seldem
kept in the aquarium due to their plain appearance
and there preference to hide. Needs a substrate of
fine gravel or mulm. Diet: Daphnia
and mosquito larvae.
South America:Brazil: Amazon River basin. Type
locality: Tabatinga (Brazil).
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Riehl, R. and H.A. Baensch
Atlas, Band 1.10th edition. Mergus Verlag GmBH, Melle,
Germany. 992 p.