Cat-eLog Right Arrow Heptapteridae Right Arrow Pimelodella

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Scientific NamePimelodella gracilis  (Valenciennes, 1836)
Common Name(s)Graceful Pimelodella
Schlanker Fadenwels (Germany)
Type LocalityCorrientes, Río Paraná, Argentina.
Synonym(s)Pimelodus gracilis
Pronunciationpim ee LOW dell ah
EtymologyDiminutive latinized of greek, pimele = fat + Greek, odous, odella = little teeth. 
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Size 170mm or 6.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: Orinoco, Amazon and La Plata basins.
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pH6.5 - 7.8
Temperature20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show others within this range)
Other ParametersdH 5-20.
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FeedingIn nature feeds on worms and insects.
BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesVoyage dans l'Amérique méridionale - ppno p. - Pl. 2 (fig. 5)
Registered Keepers(1) Bas Pels (k: 9), who also notes: "one of the females is shown in pic 3", (2) Walter, (3) synosteve (k: 2), (4) Junttis, (5) mifune, (6) festaedan, (7) genghiskhanll.

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Last Update2013 Feb 19 14:30 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 06:54)