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Family: Auchenipteridae Driftwood catfishes



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South America
Max. Length 64.8 cm TL
Ageneiosus inermis (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Magalhães, K.
 
Ageneiosus inermis
[Manduba]



South America
Max. Length 18.1 cm SL
Ageneiosus magoi Castillo & Brull G., 1989

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Ageneiosus magoi
[]



South America
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Ageneiosus marmoratus Eigenmann, 1912

Photo by Photo by Childs, K.
 
Ageneiosus marmoratus
[Bottlenose catfish]



South America
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Ageneiosus militaris Valenciennes, 1835

Photo by Photo by Sverlij, S.
 
Ageneiosus militaris
[]



Central and South America
Max. Length 46.2 cm SL
Ageneiosus pardalis Lütken, 1874

Photo by Photo by Olaya-Nieto, C.W.
 
Ageneiosus pardalis
[]



South America
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Ageneiosus polystictus Steindachner, 1915

Photo by Photo by Janzon, L.-A.
 
Ageneiosus polystictus
[]



South America
Max. Length 35.2 cm SL
Ageneiosus ucayalensis Castelnau, 1855

Photo by Photo by IBAMA
 
Ageneiosus ucayalensis
[]
No picture found


 
Ageneiosus uranophthalmus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Ageneiosus vittatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Asterophysus batrachus Kner, 1858

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Asterophysus batrachus
[]



South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Auchenipterichthys coracoideus (Eigenmann & Allen, 1942)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Auchenipterichthys coracoideus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.8 cm TL

 
Auchenipterichthys longimanus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Auchenipterichthys punctatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Auchenipterichthys thoracatus (Kner, 1858)

Photo by Photo by Østergaard, T.
 
Auchenipterichthys thoracatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 24.4 cm SL

 
Auchenipterus ambyiacus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Auchenipterus brachyurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Auchenipterus brevior
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14 cm SL

 
Auchenipterus britskii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Auchenipterus demerarae
[]



South America
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL
Auchenipterus dentatus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Auchenipterus dentatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Auchenipterus fordicei
[]



South America
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Auchenipterus menezesi Ferraris & Vari, 1999

Photo by Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Auchenipterus menezesi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.2 cm SL

 
Auchenipterus nigripinnis
[]



South America
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Auchenipterus nuchalis (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Black, J.
 
Auchenipterus nuchalis
[]



South America
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Auchenipterus osteomystax (Miranda Ribeiro, 1918)

Photo by Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia
 
Auchenipterus osteomystax
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Centromochlus altae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Centromochlus bockmanni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Centromochlus britskii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Centromochlus concolor
[]



South America
Max. Length 9.0 cm SL
Centromochlus existimatus Mees, 1974

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Centromochlus existimatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Centromochlus ferrarisi
[]



South America
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Centromochlus heckelii (De Filippi, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Centromochlus heckelii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.0 cm SL

 
Centromochlus macracanthus
[]
No picture found


 
Centromochlus megalops
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Centromochlus meridionalis
[]



South America
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Centromochlus perugiae Steindachner, 1882

Photo by Photo by Germeau, G./ Doumont, Y.
 
Centromochlus perugiae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Centromochlus punctatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL
Centromochlus reticulatus (Mees, 1974)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Centromochlus reticulatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Centromochlus romani (Mees, 1988)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Centromochlus romani
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Centromochlus schultzi Rössel, 1962

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Centromochlus schultzi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Centromochlus simplex
[]



South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Entomocorus benjamini Eigenmann, 1917

Photo by Photo by Habluetzel, P.
 
Entomocorus benjamini
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Entomocorus gameroi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Entomocorus melaphareus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Entomocorus radiosus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Epapterus blohmi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.4 cm SL

 
Epapterus dispilurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Gelanoglanis nanonocticolus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Gelanoglanis pan
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Gelanoglanis stroudi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.0 cm SL

 
Gelanoglanis travieso
[]



South America
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Glanidium albescens Lütken, 1874

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Glanidium albescens
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Glanidium botocudo
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.8 cm SL

 
Glanidium catharinensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Glanidium cesarpintoi
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Glanidium leopardum (Hoedeman, 1961)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Glanidium leopardum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19 cm SL

 
Glanidium melanopterum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Glanidium ribeiroi
[]



South America

Liosomadoras morrowi Fowler, 1940

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Liosomadoras morrowi
[]



South America
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Liosomadoras oncinus (Jardine, 1841)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Liosomadoras oncinus
[Jaguar catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Pseudauchenipterus affinis
[]
No picture found


 
Pseudauchenipterus flavescens
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Pseudauchenipterus jequitinhonhae
[]



South America
Max. Length 22 cm SL
Pseudauchenipterus nodosus (Bloch, 1794)

Photo by Photo by Rotundo, M.M.
 
Pseudauchenipterus nodosus
[Cocosoda catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Pseudepapterus cucuhyensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Pseudepapterus gracilis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Pseudepapterus hasemani
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Pseudotatia parva
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Spinipterus acsi
[]



South America
Max. Length 15.9 cm SL
Tatia aulopygia (Kner, 1858)

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Tatia aulopygia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.9 cm SL

 
Tatia boemia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.6 cm SL

 
Tatia brunnea
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Tatia carolae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Tatia caxiuanensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Tatia dunni (Fowler, 1945)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Tatia dunni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Tatia galaxias
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Tatia gyrina
[]



South America
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Tatia intermedia (Steindachner, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Tatia intermedia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Tatia jaracatia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Tatia marthae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Tatia meesi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Tatia melanoleuca
[]



South America
Max. Length 6.2 cm TL
Tatia musaica Royero, 1992

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Tatia musaica
[]



South America
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Tatia neivai (Ihering, 1930)

Photo by Photo by Manzotti, A.R.
 
Tatia neivai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Tatia nigra
[]



South America
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Tatia strigata Soares-Porto, 1995

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Tatia strigata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.6 cm SL

 
Tetranematichthys barthemi
[]



South America
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Tetranematichthys quadrifilis (Kner, 1858)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Tetranematichthys quadrifilis
[]



South America
Max. Length 20.6 cm SL
Tetranematichthys wallacei Vari & Ferraris, 2006

Photo by Photo by James, A.
 
Tetranematichthys wallacei
[]



South America
Max. Length 51.5 cm TL
Tocantinsia piresi (Miranda Ribeiro, 1920)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Tocantinsia piresi
[]



South America
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Trachelyichthys decaradiatus Mees, 1974

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Trachelyichthys decaradiatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Trachelyichthys exilis Greenfield & Glodek, 1977

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Trachelyichthys exilis
[]



South America
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Trachelyopterichthys anduzei Ferraris & Fernandez, 1987

Photo by Photo by Castro-Lima, F.
 
Trachelyopterichthys anduzei
[]



South America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus (Kner, 1858)

Photo by Photo by James, A.
 
Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus
[Striped woodcat]



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

Photo by Photo by Gartner, D.-P.
 
Trachelyopterus albicrux
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19 cm SL

 
Trachelyopterus amblops
[]
No picture found


 
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
[]
No picture found


 
Trachelyopterus isacanthus
[]
No picture found


 
Trachelyopterus lacustris
[]
No picture found

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
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Trachycorystes cratensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.9 cm SL

 
Trachycorystes menezesi
[]
No picture found


 
Trachycorystes porosus
[]



South America
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Trachycorystes trachycorystes (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Trachycorystes trachycorystes
[Black catfish]



South America
Max. Length 14.9 cm SL
Tympanopleura atronasus (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Tympanopleura atronasus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Tympanopleura brevis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Tympanopleura cryptica
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Tympanopleura longipinna
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Tympanopleura piperata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.0 cm SL

 
Tympanopleura rondoni
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ageneiosus inermis Manduba South America 64.8 TL 1766
Ageneiosus magoi South America 18.1 SL 1989
Ageneiosus marmoratus Bottlenose catfish South America 18.5 SL 1912
Ageneiosus militaris South America 30 SL 1835
Ageneiosus pardalis Central and South America 46.2 SL 1874
Ageneiosus polystictus South America 45 SL 1915
Ageneiosus ucayalensis South America 35.2 SL 1855
Ageneiosus uranophthalmus South America 2010
Ageneiosus vittatus South America 22 SL 1908
Asterophysus batrachus South America 25 SL 1858
Auchenipterichthys coracoideus South America 10 SL 1942
Auchenipterichthys longimanus South America 22.8 TL 1864
Auchenipterichthys punctatus South America 15.1 SL 1840
Auchenipterichthys thoracatus South America 13.8 SL 1858
Auchenipterus ambyiacus South America 24.4 SL 1915
Auchenipterus brachyurus South America 16.5 SL 1878
Auchenipterus brevior South America 8.4 SL 1912
Auchenipterus britskii South America 14 SL 1999
Auchenipterus demerarae South America 10.3 SL 1912
Auchenipterus dentatus South America 12.1 SL 1840
Auchenipterus fordicei South America 9.9 SL 1888
Auchenipterus menezesi South America 13.1 SL 1999
Auchenipterus nigripinnis South America 20.2 SL 1895
Auchenipterus nuchalis South America 27 SL 1829
Auchenipterus osteomystax South America 43 TL 1918
Centromochlus altae South America 3.6 SL 1945
Centromochlus bockmanni South America 4.8 SL 2005
Centromochlus britskii South America 3.9 SL 2015
Centromochlus concolor South America 7.7 SL 1974
Centromochlus existimatus South America 9.0 SL 1974
Centromochlus ferrarisi South America 7.1 SL 2015
Centromochlus heckelii South America 13.9 SL 1853
Centromochlus macracanthus South America 13.0 SL 2000
Centromochlus megalops South America 1858
Centromochlus meridionalis South America 6.2 SL 2013
Centromochlus perugiae South America 5 SL 1882
Centromochlus punctatus South America 4.5 SL 1974
Centromochlus reticulatus South America 4.0 SL 1974
Centromochlus romani South America 3.3 SL 1988
Centromochlus schultzi South America 10.9 SL 1962
Centromochlus simplex South America 4.8 SL 1974
Entomocorus benjamini South America 7 SL 1917
Entomocorus gameroi South America 7 SL 1984
Entomocorus melaphareus South America 5.9 SL 2003
Entomocorus radiosus South America 5.3 SL 2006
Epapterus blohmi South America 8.5 SL 1984
Epapterus dispilurus South America 15.4 SL 1878
Gelanoglanis nanonocticolus South America 2.2 SL 1999
Gelanoglanis pan South America 2.5 SL 2014
Gelanoglanis stroudi South America 3.6 SL 1980
Gelanoglanis travieso South America 3.0 SL 2008
Glanidium albescens South America 12.2 SL 1874
Glanidium botocudo South America 9.6 SL 2013
Glanidium catharinensis South America 15.8 SL 1962
Glanidium cesarpintoi South America 9.6 SL 1928
Glanidium leopardum South America 10.9 SL 1961
Glanidium melanopterum South America 19 SL 1918
Glanidium ribeiroi South America 22 SL 1911
Liosomadoras morrowi South America 1940
Liosomadoras oncinus Jaguar catfish South America 17 TL 1841
Pseudauchenipterus affinis South America 12 SL 1877
Pseudauchenipterus flavescens South America 1888
Pseudauchenipterus jequitinhonhae South America 11 SL 1877
Pseudauchenipterus nodosus Cocosoda catfish South America 22 SL 1794
Pseudepapterus cucuhyensis South America 5.9 SL 1951
Pseudepapterus gracilis South America 8.1 SL 2000
Pseudepapterus hasemani South America 9.9 SL 1915
Pseudotatia parva South America 4.6 SL 1974
Spinipterus acsi South America 3.2 SL 2011
Tatia aulopygia South America 15.9 SL 1858
Tatia boemia South America 6.9 SL 1996
Tatia brunnea South America 11.6 SL 1974
Tatia carolae South America 3.7 SL 2013
Tatia caxiuanensis South America 4.1 SL 2008
Tatia dunni South America 12 SL 1945
Tatia galaxias South America 12.6 SL 1974
Tatia gyrina South America 4.2 SL 1942
Tatia intermedia South America 12 SL 1877
Tatia jaracatia South America 6.6 SL 2009
Tatia marthae South America 2.3 SL 2013
Tatia meesi South America 4.7 SL 2008
Tatia melanoleuca South America 3.2 SL 2014
Tatia musaica South America 6.2 TL 1992
Tatia neivai South America 8.2 SL 1930
Tatia nigra South America 11.7 SL 2008
Tatia strigata South America 11.7 SL 1995
Tetranematichthys barthemi South America 17.6 SL 2010
Tetranematichthys quadrifilis South America 16 SL 1858
Tetranematichthys wallacei South America 20.6 SL 2006
Tocantinsia piresi South America 51.5 TL 1920
Trachelyichthys decaradiatus South America 8 SL 1974
Trachelyichthys exilis South America 8 SL 1977
Trachelyopterichthys anduzei South America 14 SL 1987
Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus Striped woodcat South America 15 TL 1858
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
Trachycorystes cratensis South America 6.1 SL 1937
Trachycorystes menezesi South America 19.9 SL 2011
Trachycorystes porosus South America 1888
Trachycorystes trachycorystes Black catfish South America 35 SL 1840
Tympanopleura atronasus South America 14.9 SL 1888
Tympanopleura brevis South America 16 SL 1881
Tympanopleura cryptica South America 8.5 SL 2015
Tympanopleura longipinna South America 8.1 SL 2015
Tympanopleura piperata South America 4.8 SL 1912
Tympanopleura rondoni South America 16.0 SL 1914



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