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  • Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis
  • Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis
  • Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis
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Scientific Name Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis  Zuanon, Rapp Py-Daniel & Jégu, 1993
Common Name Tocantins Pimelodus
Type Locality Rapids above Marabá, Rio Tocantins drainage, Pará State, Brazil.
Etymology Aguarun=Peruvian Indian tribe that lives in Ecuador and "ichthys"=Greek for fish. Named for the Rio Tocatins in Brazil.
Jump to next section Species Information
Size 317mm or 12.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis has a deeper body, larger eye, more gill rakers, and more spots on the body than A. torosus.
General Remarks Collected in areas with strong currents, rocky bottom.
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Distribution South America: Tocantins River basin.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Will take dry food pellets, earthworms or fish fillet. Earthworms are perhaps the best staple.
Compatibility A predator that will eat anything small enough. A loner, shows considerable intra-species aggression around a large territory.
Suggested Tankmates Tankmates must be large enough to not to be considered edible. Competition for food is not an issue, this species is a capable hunter.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 4 (no. 3), pp 252, Figs. 2a, 4.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 29 07:33 (species record created: 2003 Dec 27 00:00)