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Scientific Name Heptapterus mustelinus  (Valenciennes, 1835)
Common Name Weasel Catfish
Type Locality Rio de la Plata, South America.
Synonym(s) Heptapterus eigenmanni, Pimelodus mustelinus
Article - CotM 2014 April
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Size 209mm or 8.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks The 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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Distribution South 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)
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay, Pelotas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.0 - 8.0
Temperature 18.0-24.0°C or 64.4-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 6-10.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale, pp Pl. 2 (figs. 1-4).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 06 07:39 (species record created: 2004 Nov 26 00:00)