Real Taxidermy Pseudorinelepis genibarbis carachama Armored Catfish from Peru
Carachama (Psendorinelepis genibarbis) is a type of freshwater species that belongs to the Siluriformes group, commonly called ""catfish"". This fish is native to the Amazon basin, and can therefore be found from Brazil up until Peru.
The unusual shape of the carachama, along with its remarkable adaptability, have allowed this species to survive up until this day.
In Peru, this fish is highly diffused in the Peruvian Selva region, in the Loreto, Ucayali and San Martin Departments.
During the wet season, it lives in the marshlands and in canals that form along the main waterways of the Peruvian Amazon rivers, such as the Madre de Dios which originates from the Cordillera Tres Cruces, approximately 4000 metres above sea level.
The carachama fish prefers swampy, shallow areas that are rich in vegetation and organic, decomposing residue. It is a night fish defined as xylophagous, or rather which mainly feeds off woody substances and insects that it finds inside wood.
Amazing piece for a collection, or just to show off to your friends! Excellent quality taxidermy, beautiful grey colour.
Each will slightly differ from the one you see as each one is unique! From the Amazon! This is considered a final product and perfectly legal to own this piece of taxidermy.
In A1 condition, will be packaged accordingly to ensure a safe arrival.
Country of origin: Peru
Latin name: Pseudorinelepis genibarbis
Please note, this specimen may have a very strong smell which will fade over time.
Excellent for collectors & photographers!
Approximately 26cm in size, size and look vary due to the nature of the speicmen
Please note, due to the nature of this item, the specimen which you will receive may differ slightly.
These species are not protected under any law and are not part of CITES, it is perfectly legal to own this taxidermy specimen.
Sourced in accordance within the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
For your peace of mind:
All our specimens are either captive bred or from sustainable sources. Your purchase helps conserve wildlife habitat for farming insects in third world countries. We do not sell endangered species or species taken from the wild.