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Calophysus macropterus is a species of catfish (order Siluriformes) of the monotypic genus Calophysus of the family Pimelodidae.
This species reaches about 40 centimetres (16 in) SL and originates from the Amazon and Orinoco River basins. This species is reported to commonly attack the fishes caught in fishermen’s nets and seines as well as those hooked on trotlines or gaffed.
This fish species is a smaller Pimelodid, and may be appropriate for a large aquarium. It is an adaptable and hardy species. Tankmates should be chosen with great care as this fish has the ability to bite and tear off pieces of flesh.
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