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  • Pimelodina flavipinnis
  • Pimelodina flavipinnis
  • Pimelodina flavipinnis
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Scientific Name Pimelodina flavipinnis  Steindachner, 1876
Common Name
Type Locality Amazon River at Pará, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Pimelodina nasus
Etymology (Greek)Pimelel=Fat + (Greek)dinos, deinos=terrible This specific epithet refers to its yellow(flavus=yellow) fins(pinnis=fins).
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Distribution South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Feeds on benthic organisms.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 74 (1. Abth.), pp 150 [102], Pl. 13 (fig. 2).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 04:50 (species record created: 2006 Apr 12 00:00)