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Scientific Name Pimelodella gracilis  (Valenciennes, 1835)
Common Names 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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.5 - 7.8
Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 5-20.
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Feeding In nature feeds on worms and insects.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale, pp Pl. 2 (fig. 5).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 30 11:56 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 06:54)