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Family: Aspredinidae Banjo catfishes



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South America
Max. Length 2.0 cm SL
Acanthobunocephalus nicoi Friel, 1995

Photo by Photo by Friel, J.P.
 
Acanthobunocephalus nicoi
[]



South America
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Amaralia hypsiura (Kner, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Friel, J.P.
 
Amaralia hypsiura
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.3 cm SL

 
Amaralia oviraptor
[]



South America
Max. Length 21.8 cm SL
Aspredinichthys filamentosus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Friel, J.P.
 
Aspredinichthys filamentosus
[Sevenbarbed banjo]



Central and South America
Max. Length 24.3 cm TL
Aspredinichthys tibicen (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Aspredinichthys tibicen
[Tenbarbed banjo]



Central and South America
Max. Length 38.3 cm SL
Aspredo aspredo (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Camargo, M.
 
Aspredo aspredo
[Banjo]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Bunocephalus aleuropsis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Bunocephalus aloikae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Bunocephalus amaurus
[Camouflaged catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Bunocephalus chamaizelus
[]



South America
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Bunocephalus colombianus Eigenmann, 1912

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Bunocephalus colombianus
[]



South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Bunocephalus coracoideus (Cope, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Bunocephalus coracoideus
[Guitarrita]



South America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Bunocephalus doriae Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Bunocephalus doriae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Bunocephalus erondinae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.8 cm SL

 
Bunocephalus hartti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Bunocephalus knerii
[Ecuador banjo catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Bunocephalus larai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Bunocephalus minerim
[]



South America
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL
Bunocephalus verrucosus (Walbaum, 1792)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Bunocephalus verrucosus
[Gnarled catfish]



South America
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Dupouyichthys sapito Schultz, 1944

Photo by Photo by Friel, J.P.
 
Dupouyichthys sapito
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Ernstichthys anduzei Fernández-Yépez, 1953

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Ernstichthys anduzei
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Ernstichthys intonsus Stewart, 1985

Photo by Photo by Friel, J.P.
 
Ernstichthys intonsus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Ernstichthys megistus
[]



South America
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL
Hoplomyzon atrizona Myers, 1942

Photo by Photo by Friel, J.P.
 
Hoplomyzon atrizona
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.7 cm SL

 
Hoplomyzon papillatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Hoplomyzon sexpapilostoma
[]



South America
Max. Length 1.6 cm SL
Micromyzon akamai Friel & Lundberg, 1996

Photo by Photo by Friel, J.P.
 
Micromyzon akamai
[]



Central and South America
Max. Length 31.8 cm SL
Platystacus cotylephorus Bloch, 1794

Photo by Photo by James, A.
 
Platystacus cotylephorus
[Banded banjo]



South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Pseudobunocephalus amazonicus (Mees, 1989)

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Pseudobunocephalus amazonicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Pseudobunocephalus bifidus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.3 cm TL

 
Pseudobunocephalus iheringii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Pseudobunocephalus lundbergi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Pseudobunocephalus quadriradiatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Pseudobunocephalus rugosus
[]



South America
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Pterobunocephalus depressus (Haseman, 1911)

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Pterobunocephalus depressus
[]



South America
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Pterobunocephalus dolichurus (Delsman, 1941)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pterobunocephalus dolichurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Xyliphius anachoretes
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Xyliphius barbatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Xyliphius kryptos Taphorn & Lilyestrom, 1983

Photo by Photo by Friel, J.P.
 
Xyliphius kryptos
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Xyliphius lepturus
[]



South America
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Xyliphius magdalenae Eigenmann, 1912

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Xyliphius magdalenae
[]



South America
Max. Length 14.7 cm SL
Xyliphius melanopterus Orcés V., 1962

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Xyliphius melanopterus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Xyliphius sofiae
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthobunocephalus nicoi South America 2.0 SL 1995
Amaralia hypsiura South America 13.3 SL 1855
Amaralia oviraptor South America 12.3 SL 2016
Aspredinichthys filamentosus Sevenbarbed banjo South America 21.8 SL 1840
Aspredinichthys tibicen Tenbarbed banjo Central and South America 24.3 TL 1840
Aspredo aspredo Banjo Central and South America 38.3 SL 1758
Bunocephalus aleuropsis South America 9.1 SL 1870
Bunocephalus aloikae South America 6.3 SL 1961
Bunocephalus amaurus Camouflaged catfish South America 12 SL 1912
Bunocephalus chamaizelus South America 3.7 SL 1912
Bunocephalus colombianus South America 11.5 SL 1912
Bunocephalus coracoideus Guitarrita South America 11 SL 1874
Bunocephalus doriae South America 8.3 SL 1902
Bunocephalus erondinae South America 8.3 SL 2010
Bunocephalus hartti South America 5.8 SL 2015
Bunocephalus knerii Ecuador banjo catfish South America 13 SL 1882
Bunocephalus larai South America 5.6 SL 1930
Bunocephalus minerim South America 4.9 SL 2015
Bunocephalus verrucosus Gnarled catfish South America 9.8 SL 1792
Dupouyichthys sapito South America 3 SL 1944
Ernstichthys anduzei South America 3.5 SL 1953
Ernstichthys intonsus South America 4.9 SL 1985
Ernstichthys megistus South America 6.7 SL 1961
Hoplomyzon atrizona South America 2.7 SL 1942
Hoplomyzon papillatus South America 1.7 SL 1985
Hoplomyzon sexpapilostoma South America 3.2 SL 1990
Micromyzon akamai South America 1.6 SL 1996
Platystacus cotylephorus Banded banjo Central and South America 31.8 SL 1794
Pseudobunocephalus amazonicus South America 4.5 SL 1989
Pseudobunocephalus bifidus South America 4.3 SL 1942
Pseudobunocephalus iheringii South America 6.3 TL 1891
Pseudobunocephalus lundbergi South America 2.9 SL 2008
Pseudobunocephalus quadriradiatus South America 3.2 SL 1989
Pseudobunocephalus rugosus South America 3 SL 1903
Pterobunocephalus depressus South America 8.9 SL 1911
Pterobunocephalus dolichurus South America 7.3 SL 1941
Xyliphius anachoretes South America 8.8 SL 2010
Xyliphius barbatus South America 9.9 SL 1962
Xyliphius kryptos South America 11 SL 1983
Xyliphius lepturus South America 13.2 SL 1962
Xyliphius magdalenae South America 8 SL 1912
Xyliphius melanopterus South America 14.7 SL 1962
Xyliphius sofiae South America 4.4 SL 2017



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