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Scientific Name Aspredinichthys filamentosus  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name Syvskægget Banjomalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Cayenne, French Guiana.
Synonym(s) Aspredo filamentosus
Etymology Aspredinichthys: From the Latin aspredo, meaning roughness and the Greek ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the tuberculate skin. 
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Size 218mm or 8.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: lower portions of coastal rivers and in coastal waters in Venezuela to Brazil.
Orinoco, Lower Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Other Parameters Freshwater and brackish habitat, estuaries.
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Furniture Benthic fish which lives on sandy-muddy littoral waters, estuaries and flooded zones of rivers.
Breeding Reproduction takes place in April and June. The species has a peculiar mode of egg incubation wherein the female banjo catfish carries the eggs firmly attached to the underside of the body. This seems to be an adaptation to facilitate the oxygenation of the eggs in muddy environments.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 437, Pl. 450.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 24 04:23 (species record created: 2002 Oct 16 00:00)