Fish Identification: Find Species

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

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18 species
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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 cratensis South America 6.1 SL 1937
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 Southern driftwood catfish South America 16.5 SL 1995
Trachelyopterus peloichthys South America 20 TL 1944
Trachelyopterus porosus South America 1888
Trachelyopterus striatulus Singing catfish South America 27.7 TL 1877
Trachelyopterus teaguei South America 19.7 TL 1942

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