Family Aspredinidae - Banjo catfishes
  Order
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Aspredinidae
  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 13 | Species : 43 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : No
  Division
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Primary freshwater
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Banjo catfishes are found in freshwater; occasionally brackish waters of tropical South America. Anterior part of body depressed. Body naked except for large tubercles. Adipose fin absent. Body depressed anteriorly; opercular aperture reduced to a slit; dorsal spine-locking mechanism absent in most species. About 42 cm maximum length attained in Aspredo aspredo; most below 15 cm. Members of Aspredininae live in coastal brackish waters.
  Etymology
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Greek, aspron = a Turkish coin ( Ref. 45335).
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Otomorpha | Ostariophysi | | Otophysa | | | | | | Siluriphysae | Siluriformes | Siluroidei | | Aspredinidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Aspredinidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Aspredininae
Aspredinichthys tibicen (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Aspredo tibicen Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
Aspredinichthys filamentosus (Valenciennes, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Aspredo filamentosus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
! Aspredinichthys filamentosos (Valenciennes, 1840)
synonymseniornew
Aspredo aspredo (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Aspredo octocirrus Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1829
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Silurus aspredo Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Platystacus laevis Bloch, 1794
synonymjuniororiginal
Aspredo sicuephorus Valenciennes, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal
Aspredo batrachus Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal
Aspredo batrachus Bleeker, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
Aspredo sicyephorus Günther, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Aspredo cotylephorus (Bloch, 1794)
synonymseniornew
Silurus hexadactylus Lacepède, 1803
synonymjuniororiginal
Cotylephorus blochii Swainson, 1838
synonymjuniororiginal
Aspredo sexcirrhis Valenciennes, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal
Aspredo spectrum Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Bunocephalinae
Bunocephalus verrucosus (Walbaum, 1792)
acceptedseniornew
Silurus verrucosus Walbaum, 1792
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
Aspredo gronovii Swainson, 1838
synonymjuniororiginal
Aspredo verrucosa Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Bunocephalus gronovii (Bleeker, 1858)
synonymjuniornew
Bunocephalus scabriceps Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889
synonymjuniororiginal
Agmus scabriceps (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889)
synonymjuniornew
Bunocephalichthys verrucosus scabriceps (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889)
synonymjuniornew
Agmus lyriformis Eigenmann, 1912
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Bunocephalus bicolor Steindachner, 1882
synonymjuniororiginal
Dysichthys bicolor (Steindachner, 1882)
synonymjuniornew
Bunocephalus haggini Eigenmann & Allen, 1942
synonymjuniororiginal
Bunocephalus knerii Steindachner, 1882
acceptedseniororiginal
Bunocephalus doriae Boulenger, 1902
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysichthys doriae (Boulenger, 1902)
synonymseniornew
! Bunocephalus doriai Boulenger, 1902
synonymseniororiginal
Bunocephalus retropinnis Eigenmann, 1942
synonymjuniororiginal
Bunocephalus amaurus Eigenmann, 1912
acceptedseniororiginal
Bunocephalus amaurus Eigenmann, 1910
synonymotheroriginal
Dysichthys amaurus (Eigenmann, 1912)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Bunocephalus amaurus aloikae (non Hoedeman, 1961)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Bunocephalus chamaizelus Eigenmann, 1912
acceptedseniororiginal
Dysichthys chamaizelus (Eigenmann, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Bunocephalus colombianus Eigenmann, 1912
acceptedseniororiginal
Bunocephalus larai Ihering, 1930
acceptedseniororiginal
Bunocephalus aloikae Hoedeman, 1961
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Bunocephalus hartti Carvalho, Cardoso, Friel & Reis, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Bunocephalus minerim Carvalho, Cardoso, Friel & Reis, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Petacara dolichura (Delsman, 1941)
synonymseniornew
Petacara dolichurus (Delsman, 1941)
synonymseniornew
Amaralia hypsiura (Kner, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Amaralia hypsiurus (Kner, 1855)
synonymseniornew
Amaralia oviraptor Friel & Carvalho, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Micromyzon akamai Friel & Lundberg, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Bunocephalus iheringii Boulenger, 1891
synonymseniororiginal
! Bunocephalus iheringi Boulenger, 1891
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Bunocephalus minutus Güntert, 1942
synonymjuniororiginal
Dysichthys minutus (Güntert, 1942)
synonymjuniornew
Bunocephalus carvalhoi Miranda Ribeiro, 1944
synonymjuniororiginal
Dysichthys carvalhoi (Miranda Ribeiro, 1944)
synonymjuniornew
Pseudobunocephalus rugosus (Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903)
acceptedseniornew
Bunocephalus rugosus Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903
synonymseniororiginal
Dysichthys australe Eigenmann & Ward, 1907
synonymjuniororiginal
Bunocephalus australis (Eigenmann & Ward, 1907)
synonymjuniornew
Pseudobunocephalus bifidus (Eigenmann, 1942)
acceptedseniornew
Bunocephalus bifidus Pearson, 1924
ambiguousotheroriginal
Bunocephalus bifidus Pearson, 1937
synonymotheroriginal
synonymotheroriginal
Bunocephalus bifidus Eigenmann, 1942
synonymseniororiginal
Dysichthys bifidus (Eigenmann, 1942)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Hoplomyzontinae
acceptedseniororiginal
! Hoplomyzon arizona Myers, 1942
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Hoplomyzon papillatus Stewart, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
Hoplomyzon sexpapilostoma Taphorn & Marrero, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal
Xyliphius magdalenae Eigenmann, 1912
acceptedseniororiginal
! Xiliphius magdalenae Eigenmann, 1912
synonymseniororiginal
Xyliphius barbatus Alonso de Arámburu & Arámburu, 1962
acceptedseniororiginal
Xyliphius lombarderoi Risso & Risso, 1964
synonymjuniororiginal
Xyliphius labrosus Risso & Risso, 1964
synonymjuniororiginal
Xyliphius lepturus Orcés V., 1962
acceptedseniororiginal
Xyliphius melanopterus Orcés V., 1962
acceptedseniororiginal
! Xiliphius melanopterus Orcés V., 1962
synonymseniororiginal
Xyliphius kryptos Taphorn & Lilyestrom, 1983
acceptedseniororiginal
! Xiliphius kryptos Taphorn & Lilyestrom, 1983
synonymseniororiginal
Xyliphius anachoretes Figueiredo & Britto, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal
Xyliphius sofiae Sabaj, Carvalho & Reis, 2017
acceptedseniororiginal
Dupouyichthys sapito Schultz, 1944
acceptedseniororiginal
! Dupuoyichthys sapito Schultz, 1944
synonymseniororiginal
Ernstichthys anduzei Fernández-Yépez, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal
Ernstichthys megistus (Orcés V., 1961)
acceptedseniornew
Hoplomyzon megistus Orcés V., 1961
synonymseniororiginal
Ernstichthys intonsus Stewart, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
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