This genus was previously placed
in its own family of Ageneiosidae and you can still
find some publications that still follow this line.
Habitat: Occurs in the quiet zones of swamps
or the lower parts of stream. Aquarium Care:
As per this genera they will be fine as juveniles,
but as they mature they become predatory so would
need to be kept with fish that are not too small.
A large tank would be needed with plenty of swimming
space. Diet: Carnivorous. Swims close
to the bottom, feeding mainly on fish.
South America:Amazon and Orinoco River basins; Guianas,
and upper Paraná River basin. Type
locality: un lac, près de l’Ucayale,
et qui communiquait avec cette rivière [Peru].
www.inaturalist.org/photos/57517985. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2003. Auchenipteridae
(Driftwood catfishes). p. 470-482. 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. 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.
2020. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 12/2020 ).