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Vandellia sanguinea Eigenmann, 1917

Image contributors to this species:

Danté Fenolio (2)  

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory 
 

Relevant Information:

The Vandellia genera are hematophagous (consume blood) parasites, and like all other members of the subfamily Vandelliinae. V. sanguinea uses visual and chemo-sensory orientation to find potential hosts. It is active both during the daytime and night time while foraging. Aquarium Care: Not easy to keep and would need to be housed on their own as larger fish would be preyed upon for their blood in the gill chambers. Sand is the best substrate for digging themselves into and floating plants to cut the light down for this light sensitive species. Diet: Very difficult as all reports seem to intimate that they need larger fish to feed on.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Trichomycteridae

Distribution:

South America: Amazon, Orinoco and Essequibo River basins. Type locality: San Antonio de Rio Madeira.

Size:

8.5cm (3½ins)

Temp:

-

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2014.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 11/2014 )
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
de Pínna, M.C.C. and W. Wosiacki, 2003. Trichomycteridae (pencil or parasitic catfishes). p. 270-290. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.

 

 

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