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Aspredinichthys filamentosus

(Aspredinichthys filamentosus)

Description

Aspredinichthys filamentosus, the Sevenbarbed banjo, is a species of banjo catfish found in coastal brackish waters and coastal rivers in South America from Venezuela to Brazil including the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. This species practices an unusual method of incubation of the eggs, attaching them to the underside of the female who then carries them around. There is a commercial fishery for this species.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Siluriformes
Family:Aspredinidae
Genus:Aspredinichthys
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