Entomocorus melaphareus

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Entomocorus melaphareus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Auchenipteridae
Genus: Entomocorus
Species: E. melaphareus
Binomial name
Entomocorus melaphareus
Akama & Ferraris, 2003

Entomocorus melaphareus is a species of driftwood catfish endemic to Brazil where it is found in the Amazon River. It grows to a length of 5.9 cm and can be distinguished from its congeners by an inconspicuous patch exists on the dorsal lobe of the caudal fin.[1] It also has pigmented pectoral and pelvic fins, while these fins in the other three species are unpigmented.


  1. ^ Reis, Roberto E.; Borges, Thiago A. K. (2006). Armbruster, J. W., ed. "The South American Catfish Genus Entomocorus (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes: Auchenipteridae), with the Description of a New Species from the Paraguay River Basin". Copeia. 2006 (3): 412–422. doi:10.1643/0045-8511(2006)2006[412:TSACGE]2.0.CO;2.