Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Pimelodus

Down arrow Cat-eLog Data Sheet
Scientific Name Pimelodus argenteus  Perugia, 1891
Common Name
Type Locality Río de la Plata; Río Paraná, Argentina.
Synonym(s) Pimelodus brevis
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. This specific epithet refers to its silver(argenteus=silver) colour.
Down arrow Species Information
Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Down arrow Habitat Information
Distribution South America: Paraná River basin in Argentina.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

Log in to view data on a map.
IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Down arrow Husbandry Information
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 in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down arrow Further Information
Reference Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (Serie 2) v. 10, pp 631 [31].
Registered Keepers Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
Wishlists Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
Spotters Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is but a single record of this fish being seen, view it.
Forum BBCode
More on Pimelodus argenteus
Look up AquaticRepublic.com Look up Pimelodus argenteus on AquaticRepublic.com
Look up on Fishbase Look up Pimelodus argenteus on Fishbase
Look up on Encyclopedia of Life Look up Pimelodus argenteus on Encyclopedia of Life
Look up on Global Biodiversity Information Facility Look up Pimelodus argenteus on Global Biodiversity Information Facility
' LFS label creator.
Hits 7448 hits.
Last Update 2020 Dec 05 15:30 (species record created: 2008 Mar 10 12:35)