The common name of the 'slobering
catfish or "Babão" relates to the
wide, long and flattened mandibular barbels which
the local fishermen thought looked like mucus hanging
from the mouth. Reproduction: Migrates
during the high water or flood season. It may be that
they are moving to the spawning grounds of the swampy
areas of the Rio Beni and Rio Mamore in eastern Bolivia.
Aquarium Care: Not really a catfish
for the aquarium as they get too big and very predatory.
Will be kept by knowledgeable big cat enthusiasts
in large tanks on their own or with large fish of
the same nature.