Cat-eLog Right Arrow Heptapteridae Right Arrow Pimelodella

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Scientific Name Pimelodella gracilis  (Valenciennes, 1836)
Common Name(s) Graceful Pimelodella
Schlanker Fadenwels (Germany)
Type Locality Corrientes, Río Paraná, Argentina.
Synonym(s) Pimelodus gracilis
Pronunciation pim ee LOW dell ah
Etymology Diminutive 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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Distribution South America: Orinoco, Amazon and La Plata basins.
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Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH 6.5 - 7.8
Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show others within this range)
Other Parameters dH 5-20.
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Feeding In nature feeds on worms and insects.
Breeding Unreported.
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References Voyage 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) dmcat (k: 2), (7) festaedan, (8) genghiskhanll.

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Last Update 2013 Feb 19 14:30 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 06:54)