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Ageneiosus militaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Auchenipteridae
Subfamily: Auchenipterinae
Genus: Ageneiosus
Lacépède, 1803
Type species
Ageneiosus armatus
Lacépède, 1803

Ceratorhynchus Spix & Agassiz, 1829
Agenius Agassiz, 1846
Davalla Bleeker, 1858
Pseudageneiosus Bleeker, 1862

Ageneiosus is a genus of driftwood catfishes found mostly in South America with one species extending into Central America.


There are currently 13 recognized species in this genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ Walsh, S.J., Ribeiro, F.R.V. & Rapp-Py-Daniel, L.H. (2015). "Revision of Tympanopleura Eigenmann (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) with description of two new species" (PDF). Neotropical Ichthyology. 13 (1): 1–46. doi:10.1590/1982-0224-20130220. 
  2. ^ Ribeiro, F. R. V.; Rapp Py-Daniel, L. H.; Walsh, S. J. (2017). "Taxonomic revision of the South American catfish genus Ageneiosus (Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae) with the description of four new species". Journal of Fish Biology. doi:10.1111/jfb.13246. ISSN 0022-1112.