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  • Pimelodus absconditus
  • Pimelodus absconditus
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Scientific Name Pimelodus absconditus  Azpelicueta, 1995
Common Name
Type Locality Uruguay R., San Javier, Misiones, Argentina.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. This specific epithet literally means concealed (absconditus=concealed, secret).
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Size 152mm or 6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraná River basin. Endemic in Argentina
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Compatibility Peaceful but will eat smaller fishes.
Suggested Tankmates Larger active fish such as tetras, most barbs and gouramis. They can also be kept in groups but do not suffer from being kept singly. Angelfish and other ''graceful'' fish are sometimes bothered by this species' barbels particularly during "lights-out".
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters v. 6 (no. 1) 72 Figs. 1-2
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Last Update 2008 Aug 22 04:52 (species record created: 2008 Mar 10 12:33)