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Dwarf long-whiskered catfish



River Negro in the Amazon

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peter 7 years ago

The double dorsal with the ventral makes me think it's either a Dwarf long-whiskered or Iheringi-Hassar.

lori.tas 7 years ago

The spikes on catfish are modified fin rays, The fin on the "belly" is the pelvic fin, the one further back toward the tail is called the anal fin. So depending on the location of the spike add the appropriate term, pelvic or anal. Or if that doesn't work try "ventral". Greek for quill or spike is akantha. See where that gets you.

peter 7 years ago

It had a long spike underneath its belly, is there a name for that?

lori.tas 7 years ago

I'd say look amongst the Pimelodidae, or Long-whiskered catfish, to start. They definitely live in SA. Since half of all catfish species live in the Amazon basin, good luck!

Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Lat: -3.00, Long: -60.12

Spotted on Oct 15, 2010
Submitted on Oct 15, 2010


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