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Trachelyopterus insignis
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Main page Trachelyopterus insignis is a species of catfish from the

Trachelyopterus insignis
Contents freshwater driftwood catfish family, Auchenipteridae. It is
Featured content commonly found in rivers of northern South America, where Conservation status
Current events it is called the chivo (lit. "goat"), the rengue, or the
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doncella (lit. "maiden").[1][2]
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Wikipedia store Contents Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1]

Interaction 1 Taxonomy and naming Scientific classification

2 Description
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About Wikipedia 3 Distribution and habitat
4 Behavior
Phylum: Chordata
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Recent changes 5 Relationship with humans Superclass: Osteichthyes
Contact page 6 See also Class: Actinopterygii
7 References
Tools Subclass: Neopterygii
8 External links
What links here Infraclass: Teleostei
Related changes Superorder: Ostariophysi
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Taxonomy and naming [edit] Order: Siluriformes
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Permanent link The species was formally described in 1878 by the Family: Auchenipteridae
Page information Austrian zoologist Franz Steindachner from Colombia's Rio Subfamily: Auchenipterinae
Wikidata item Magdelena.[3] Steindachner originally placed T. insignis in
Cite this page Genus: Trachelyopterus
the genus Auchenipterus, another group of Driftwood
Species: T. insignis
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Parauchenipterus, which is no longer considered valid.[1] Binomial name
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Printable version Description [edit] (Steindachner, 1878)

Languages This catfish is sexually dimorphic. At a young age the sexes

Catal differ mainly in coloration; males sre mottled, females are
Cebuano plain.[3] Once sexual maturity is reached, however, males
Espaol grow a large dorsal spine.[3]
Winaray Distribution and habitat [edit]

T. insignis is
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freshwater and is
endemic to the
T. insignis is only found in the Rio
lower Rio
Magdalena watershead (outlined).
Magdalena river
The Rio Magalena near Girardot, Synonyms
basin of
Colombia.[1] It lives Parauchenipterus insignis
close to the bottom (Steindachner, 1878)

of whatever body of water it inhabits and prefers as pH Auchenipterus enae

range of 6.07.2 as well as water between 23 and 38 C (Steindachner, 1878)
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(73 and 100 F), temperatures common for waters at Auchenipterus insignis
tropical latitudes [3][4] It can be found in rivers of all sizes, (Steindachner, 1878)

as well as smaller creeks and floodplains.[1]

Behavior [edit]

Like many other members of the driftwood catfishes, T. insignis is nocturnal, hiding in logs during
the daytime, and venturing outside at night to feed.[3][5]

Relationship with humans [edit]

According to the IUCN, T. insignis is not currently threatened in any specific way, nor have any
actions been taken to ensure its survival.[1] Other studies have found it to have a low to moderate
risk of extinction.[6]

While not present in the freshwater aquarium trade, these fishes have been bred in captivity: with
a gravel substrate and floating watersprite plants.[3]

See also [edit]

Trachelyopterus lucenai

References [edit]

1. ^ a bc de f
Villa-Navarro, F. (2016). "Trachelyopterus insignis" . IUCN Red List of Threatened
Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T49830153A61473783. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-
1.RLTS.T49830153A61473783.en . Retrieved 15 April 2017.

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2. ^ Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2003. Auchenipteridae (Driftwood catfishes). p. 470-482. In R.E. Reis, S.O.
Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central
America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.
3. ^ a bc de f
Burgess, W. 1989. An Atlas of Freshwater and Marine Catfishes: a Preliminary Survey of
Siluriformes. T.F.H. Incorperated.
4. ^ Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl, 1997. Aquarien Atlas, Band 5. Mergus Verlag, Melle, Germany. 1148
5. ^ Rodriguez, Marco A.; Richardson, Susan E.; Lewis, Jr., William M. (1990). "Nocturnal Behavior
and Aspects of the Ecology of a Driftwood Catfish, Entomocorus gameroi (Auchenipteridae)".
Biotropica. 22 (4): 435438. doi:10.2307/2388565 .
6. ^ Cheung, W.W.L., T.J. Pitcher and D. Pauly, 2005. A fuzzy logic expert system to estimate
intrinsic extinction vulnerabilities of marine fishes to fishing. Biol. Conserv. 124:97111.

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Categories: IUCN Red List least concern species Siluriformes Fish of South America
Freshwater fish of Colombia Magdalena River Species described in 1878

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