is genus of small to medium sized aspredinid species.
Members of this genus are distinguished from all other
aspredinids by the following characters, having an
extremely depressed (flattened) head and body, having
the head ornamentation highly reduced or absent, often
having a distinct notch in the upper jaw, and having
10–20 anal fin rays. Females of this genus carry
embryos directly attached to the ventral surface of
their bodies, which also distinguishes them from all
Aquarium Care: Small species that can probably
be kept as per other members of this family with a
quite tank with sand and plants. Diet:
Tablet foods and small live foods.
South America:Amazon, Orinoco and Paraguay River basins.
Type locality:Todos Santos,
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(1994-12-13) (PDF). A Phylogenetic Study of the Neotropical
Banjo Catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Aspredinidae).
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Lujan, Nathan. Facebook page report.