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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Auchenipteridae Driftwood catfishes
Subfamily: Auchenipterinae
Genus: Trachelyopterus

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South America
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Trachelyopterus albicrux (Berg, 1901)

Photo by Photo by Gartner, D.-P.
Trachelyopterus albicrux
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Max. Length 19 cm SL

Trachelyopterus amblops
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Trachelyopterus analis
No picture found

Trachelyopterus brevibarbis
No picture found

Max. Length 25.5 cm TL

Trachelyopterus ceratophysus

South America
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Trachelyopterus coriaceus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by NRM Ichthyology Collection Database
Trachelyopterus coriaceus

South America
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Trachelyopterus fisheri (Eigenmann, 1916)

Photo by Photo by James, A.
Trachelyopterus fisheri
[Driftwood catfish]

South America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Trachelyopterus galeatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
Trachelyopterus galeatus

South America
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL
Trachelyopterus insignis (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Olaya-Nieto, C.W.
Trachelyopterus insignis
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Trachelyopterus isacanthus
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Trachelyopterus lacustris
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Max. Length 18 cm TL

Trachelyopterus leopardinus

South America
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Trachelyopterus lucenai Bertoletti, Pezzi da Silva & Pereira, 1995

Photo by Photo by Timm, C.D.
Trachelyopterus lucenai

South America
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Trachelyopterus peloichthys (Schultz, 1944)

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
Trachelyopterus peloichthys

South America
Max. Length 27.7 cm TL
Trachelyopterus striatulus (Steindachner, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Alves, C.B.M.
Trachelyopterus striatulus
[Singing catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.6 cm SL

Trachelyopterus teaguei

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Trachelyopterus albicrux South America 14 TL 1901
Trachelyopterus amblops Central America 19 SL 1913
Trachelyopterus analis South America. 1888
Trachelyopterus brevibarbis South America 1878
Trachelyopterus ceratophysus South America 25.5 TL 1858
Trachelyopterus coriaceus South America 18 TL 1840
Trachelyopterus fisheri Driftwood catfish South America 28 TL 1916
Trachelyopterus galeatus South America 30 TL 1766
Trachelyopterus insignis South America 22.5 SL 1878
Trachelyopterus isacanthus South America 1878
Trachelyopterus lacustris South America 1874
Trachelyopterus leopardinus South America 18 TL 1927
Trachelyopterus lucenai South America 16.5 SL 1995
Trachelyopterus peloichthys South America 20 TL 1944
Trachelyopterus striatulus Singing catfish South America 27.7 TL 1877
Trachelyopterus teaguei South America 19.6 SL 1942

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