Spotted Rafael Catfish

Agamyxis Pectinifrons

Scientific Name

Spotted Rafael Catfish:  
Agamyxis Pectinifrons

Distribution and Habitat

Geographic Range

The Spotted raphael catfish can be found in the Amazon basin, primarily in Brazil, Peru, Columbia and Bolivia

Natural Habitat

The Spotted raphael catfish can be found in various habitat forms, though a majority seem to prefer still to slow moving water concealed by an abundance of vegetation providing greater concealment.

Physical Characteristics

  • The The Spotted raphael catfish is a dark brown to bluish black color with a large head and small eyes. Their backs contain irregular patterns of spots which can be either white or a pale yellow.

Quick Facts

  1. Agamyxis pectinifrons contain a set of sharp spines which can be used to attack a possible predator should the species feel threatened.


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Conservation Status

Not Evaluated:The Spotted Rafael Catfish has not yet been evaluated against the criteria.

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Although the bulk of the Agamyxis pectinifrons diet comes from that protein, this species does engage in herbivorous activity when consuming vegetation.