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Scientific NameHeptapterus mustelinus  (Valenciennes, 1836)
Common NameWeasel Catfish
Type LocalityRio de la Plata, South America.
Synonym(s)Heptapterus eigenmanni, Pimelodus mustelinus
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Size 209mm or 8.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General RemarksThe SL size given is at odds with Fishbase (which lists 9cm TL) for the same species, however the size given on this site is verified.
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DistributionSouth America: La Plata and Uruguay River basins and coastal drainages of southern Brazil.
La Plata (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Mar Chiquita, Dulce, Sali (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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pH6.0 - 8.0
Temperature18.0-24.0°C or 64.4-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other ParametersdH 6-10.
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ReferencesPoissons Amér. Méridionale - ppno p. - Pl. 2 (figs. 1-4)
Registered Keepers(1) Silurus.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
Article - CotM 2014 April
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Last Update2014 Jun 10 12:18 (species record created: 2004 Nov 26 00:00)