All FishesPseudopimelodidaeLophiosilurus

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Scientific Name Lophiosilurus fowleri  (Haseman, 1911)
Common Names Rusty Jelly Catfish
Orange Catfish, Oremon Catfish, Pocoma (Brazilian)
Type Locality Rio São Francisco, Cidade de Barra, Bahia, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Cephalosilurus fowleri, Pseudopimelodus fowleri
Pronunciation foul err eye
Etymology Greek, lophos = crest + Greek, silouros = cat fish -> Crested catfish. Named for the prolific ichthyologist, Henry Fowler.
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Size 405mm or 15.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Larger and with a more orange colouration than C. apurensis.
Sexing Females larger and much more aggressive, very distinguishable dimorphism by venting especially at larger sizes.
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Distribution South America: São Francisco River basin, Brazil.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 23.0-27.0°C or 73.4-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Fish (fresh and frozen), krill, shrimp, earthworms, mice, rats, sinking pellets, shrimp pellets, any "meaty" type foods with a little variety thrown in.
Furniture Caves, driftwood, sand, floating plants.
Compatibility Very aggressive and not shy.
Suggested Tankmates Best kept alone or in the most bullish of considerably larger company.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals of the Carnegie Museum v. 7 (nos 3-4) (17), pp 317, Pl. 46.
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Last Update 2022 Apr 18 04:02 (species record created: 2003 Aug 20 00:00)