This specimen was captured by the image contributor
in a lagoon just off the Paraná river near
Paraná City in Argentina. Latitude 31°
49'. 11s, Longitude: 60° 35' 56. 66o. Similar
southeastern Brazil but this species has larger spots
on the head. Aquarium Care: Will
need a good sized aquarium of 5ft (150cm.) or over
due to their final adult size.As
this genus in the main are messy eaters, good water
quality and filtration would need to be adhered to.
A lower water temperature is advised for this species.
Diet: Will eat all manner of foods
in the aquarium, vegetable, tablet, pellet foods and
good quality flake. Remarks:
Its been noted that this species could be H. piratatu,
which could then be a synonym of H. boulengeri.
Paraguay River basin, Argentina. Type locality:
Matto Grosso or Asuncion, Paraguay.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Seidel, I. 2008. Back to Nature guide
to L-catfishes, Ettlingen, Germany 208 p. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2014. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 11/2014 ).