The mouth of this species is
reminiscent of the Salmonidae (Salmon) family which
is a good identification indicator. Very predatory
which is unusual for a member of the Auchenipteridae
family. Aquarium Care: You would
need to choose tank mates very carefully as they will
attack fish that are even larger than them and try
and take them into their large expanding mouth. Would
probably be better in species tank on their own.
Diet: Krill, shrimp, earthworms, daphnia
and fish. As they get older they will need to be fed
less as they will regurgitate their food if fed too
Catfish, Gulper Catfish
South America:Orinoco and Negro River basins. Type
locality: Marabitanos, Brazil.
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. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 12/2019 ).