Agamyxis pectinifrons

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Spotted raphael catfish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Doradidae
Genus: Agamyxis
A. pectinifrons
Binomial name
Agamyxis pectinifrons
(Cope, 1870)
  • Doras pectinifrons Cope, 1870
  • Doras flavopictus Steindachner, 1908

Agamyxis pectinifrons, the spotted talking catfish, spotted raphael catfish or whitebarred catfish, is a species of thorny catfish found in the Amazon basin where it has been recorded from Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. This species grows to a length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) SL.

In the aquarium[edit]

A. pectinifrons is a popular aquarium fish and is often sold as the spotted raphael catfish or spotted talking catfish.[1] It is recommended, due to the spines on this fish which would tear up a conventional net, that it is preferable to move these fish by hand. These fish need a dark refuge to hide in during the day.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b "PlanetCatfish::Catfish of the Month::April 1997". 2006-05-06. Archived from the original on 10 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-16.
  2. ^ "Agamyxis pectinifrons (Cope, 1870)". 2006-04-17. Retrieved 2007-06-16.