This fish has been placed in its own family, Calophysidae.

The Zamurito lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

that only when he is dead, Zamurito will then be able to eat him! Previous | Next Great egret | House cleaners of Zulia Related links - Other destinations in Fauna: Arrow poison frog | Cachama | Colorful caterpillars | Common More

system, it was carried out a trial in Zamurito's area, Municipality of Buchivacoa, Falcon state, Venezuela. The experimental area was 1.500 m2, irrigated by means of a handmade dripping system, with a consuming water use of 4 mm/day, watering sheet of 54 mm/irrigation, and an application frequency of 3 days. More

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Delfin (Tursiops truncatus) by zamurito on Florida, USA. Geographic Range Tursiops truncatus is found in warm temperate and tropical oceans and seas worldwide. More

Common names

bagre in Spanish (español)
Callophysus catfish in English
Mapurite in English
Mota in Spanish (español)
Mota moteada in Spanish (español)
Pirácatina in English
Piracatinga in Portuguese (Português)
Pirate catfish in English
Ryövärimonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Zamurito in English

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Order : Siluriformes
Family : Pimelodidae
Genus : Calophysus
Species : Calophysus macropterus
Authority : Lichtenstein, 1819