Fish Identification: Find Species

Class: Teleostei
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Aspredinidae Banjo catfishes
Subfamily: Aspredininae
Genus: Bunocephalus

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13 species
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bunocephalus aleuropsis South America 9.1 SL 1870
Bunocephalus aloikae South America 6.3 SL 1961
Bunocephalus amaurus Camouflaged catfish South America 12 SL 1912
Bunocephalus chamaizelus South America 3.7 SL 1912
Bunocephalus colombianus South America 11.5 SL 1912
Bunocephalus coracoideus Guitarrita South America 11 SL 1874
Bunocephalus doriae South America 8.3 SL 1902
Bunocephalus erondinae South America 8.3 SL 2010
Bunocephalus hartti South America 5.8 SL 2015
Bunocephalus knerii Ecuador banjo catfish South America 13 SL 1882
Bunocephalus larai South America 5.6 SL 1930
Bunocephalus minerim South America 4.9 SL 2015
Bunocephalus verrucosus Gnarled catfish South America 9.8 SL 1792



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