Driftwood catfish

The Driftwood catfish lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The driftwood catfishes are catfishes of the family Auchenipteridae. The two genera of the family Ageneiosidae have been placed here, resulting in a grouping of about 60 species in about 19 genera. These fish are found in rivers from Panama to Argentina. More

Remarks: This species is the most commonly seen Driftwood catfish in the hobby. Like other Driftwood Cats, this species has a slimy coat. Difficulty of care: 6. This predatory species requires live foods. More

From the article: Albino Driftwood CatfishHave you kept a Driftwood Catfish? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Driftwood Catfish. More

Driftwood Catfish is the common the name for the family of Auchenipteridae. There are around 60 species in this family. Pages in category "Driftwood Catfish" - The following 31 pages are in this category, out of 31 total. More

The description of a new driftwood catfish has been published in a recent issue of the journal Neotropical Ichthyology. More

Driftwood Catfish, Common Woodcat Synonyms Trachelyopterus galeatus, Auchenipterus maculosus, Parauchenipterus paseae, Pseudauchenipterus galeatus, Silurus galeatus More

Common names

Driftwood catfish in English
Fischers Trugdornwels in German (Deutsch)
Purjenahkamonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
費氏粗盔鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
费氏粗盔鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Auchenipteridae
Genus : Trachelyopterus
Species : Trachelyopterus fisheri
Authority : Eigenmann, 1916