All Fishes Auchenipteridae Auchenipterinae Auchenipterus

Hop to next section All Fishes Data Sheet
Scientific Name Auchenipterus nuchalis  (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)
Common Name Moustache Cat
Type Locality Rio Capim, near São Domingos do Capim, at Igarapé Pirajauara, about 1°41'S, 47°47'W, Pará, Brazil [lower Amazon basin].
Synonym(s) Hypophthalmus nuchalis
Pronunciation awk en NIP terr uss - noo KAL iss
Etymology Auchenipterus: From the Greek, auchenos, meaning neck and pteron, meaning fin; in reference to the long cranial shield, which gives the appearance that the dorsal fin originates at the neck region. 
Hop to next section Species Information
Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Hop to next section Habitat Information
Distribution South America: estuaries
South America: Lower Amazon and Tocantins rivers northward to Marowijne River. Possibly also Rupununi and Negro rivers.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Lower Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne, Upper Marowijne, Grand Inini (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Guamá, Capim (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view data on a map.
IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2007.
Temperature 20.0-22.0°C or 68-71.6°F (Show species within this range)
Hop to next section Husbandry Information
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Hop to next section Further Information
Reference Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam, pp 17, Pl. 17.
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is but a single record of this fish being seen, view it.
Forum BBCode
Look up PlanetCatfish.com Look up Auchenipterus nuchalis on PlanetCatfish.com
Look up on Fishbase Look up Auchenipterus nuchalis on Fishbase
Look up on Encyclopedia of Life Look up Auchenipterus nuchalis on Encyclopedia of Life
Look up on Global Biodiversity Information Facility Look up Auchenipterus nuchalis on Global Biodiversity Information Facility
' LFS label creator.
Hits 1 hits.
Last Update 2020 Aug 08 09:10 (species record created: 2005 Feb 10 00:00)