The definition of candiru differs between authors.

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Original source: Author Dr. Peter Henderson, PISCES Conservation Ltd
Author: Dr. Peter Henderson, PISCES Conservation Ltd
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The Candiru lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The Amazon's Most Feared Fish: The Candiru is a terrifying fish, even when stacked up against its fellow river monsters of the Amazon. But this parasitic freshwater catfish does not instill fear by way of its monstrous size. More

Although some candiru species have been known to grow to a size of 6 inches (~15 cm) in length, others are considerably smaller. More

Apparently the dread Candiru has struck again, and this time there is documentary evidence1. If you have a look at you'll see photographs taken during an endoscopic candiru extraction operation. More

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When resting, candiru stays buried in muddy bottoms. A fast, powerful swimmer, the fish possess sharp teeth and backward-pointing spines on its gill's opercle. The candir■ is a parasite fish, that attacks the gills of large fish. More

Candiru fish has proven to have scientific backing. Vandellia cirrhosa is commonly known as the Candiru fish; it is a small, slender fish that acts as a parasite of other fish. It enters the gill chamber and feeds off of the host’s blood. More

CANDIRU for kicks, after the infamous parasite-fish. In the beginning, the music was primitive which stayed as a theme throughout the history of the band's sound. More

* The Candiru, cat fish Brazil vampire myth or reality Retrieved from "http://simple.wikipedia. More

classification of Tb for candiru lodging in the urethra, but it's interesting reading. The mention of a Naval surgeon might offer a lead. If anyone has access to Naval medical journals we might be able to get something solid. More

The Dread Candiru / Maggots in the Brain = From the Mailbag - By David Emery, About. More

The Candiru fish actually can swim into…ahem…southern apertures, although it’s much more likely for women to be at risk than men for obvious reasons (it would have to be an awfully determined fish and a rather drunk male). More

Candiru: Life and Legend of the Bloodsucking Catfishes. Creative Arts Book Company. More

The candiru, also called the carnero fish, is a tiny parasitic catfish that inhabits the waters of South America. They can reach lengths of 1-2.5 in (2.5-6 cm) with a width of 3.5 mm. More

The Candiru is primarily found in the Amazon and Oranoco rivers and has a reputation among the natives as the most feared fish in its waters. More

The candiru, or toothpick fish, Vandellia cirrhosa is a tiny parasitic catfish of tropical South America. Normally the candiru lives an ectoparasitic existence, entering the gill cavities of larger fish to bite off scraps of tissue or drink their blood. More

The candiru (pronounced "candy roo") is a tiny catfish (several of them actually) that inhabits the waters of the Amazon and Orinoco River basins in South America. More

Candiru / Fat Hacker Split album, 1994 Unreleased And Dug Out Full-length, 2004 Relapse Singles Series Vol. More

Rare CANDIRU Demos Available For Download (view more) About CANDIRU - This is unofficial CANDIRU myspace. More

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Candiru requirements in captivity 8/30/05 I was wondering what the requirements are for the requirements are for keeping Candiru (Vandellia cirrhosa or Ochmacanthus orinoco) in captivity successfully. More

Candiru - Definition and Overview = Candirú Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Osteichthyes More

Candiru by Ted Baker at Candiru by Ted Baker Zappos. More

Common names

Almindelig snyltemalle in Danish (dansk)
Candiru in English
Candiru in German (Deutsch)
Candiru in Portuguese (Português)
Canero in Spanish (español)
Loismonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Wandelia a. kandyra in Polish (polski)
ванделлия in Russian (русский язык)
кандиру in Russian (русский язык)
сомик -кандиру in Russian (русский язык)
寄生鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
寄生鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
普氏寄生鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
普氏寄生鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
紅尾錘形鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
红尾锤形鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

Picture of Vandellia cirrhosa has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
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Order : Siluriformes
Family : Trichomycteridae
Genus : Vandellia
Species : Vandellia cirrhosa
Authority : Valenciennes, 1846