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Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Redtail Catfish
Photographer: Susan Middleton
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 1348 3162 2867 0012 (2003-07-01)

Copyright © 2003 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  1984
  • this photo depicts an animal that was captive or collected
  • photo location   San Francisco,CA
  • animal's place of origin   not provided
  • notes   California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium
  • CalAcademy slide #   400cx3_0007
  • photo category: Animal - Fish

  • common names   Redtail Catfish (FishBase, ITIS )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Joseph W. Dougherty    Nov 10, 2003

    Action: changed name from "Unknown" to "Phractocephalus hemioliopterus "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Common name is "redtail catfish." Origin: Brazil, Rio Negro, Venezuela

    Lifespan & size: 15 years, will reach up to 3 feet in length (with a hearty appetite to match).

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