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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.
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraná River basin in Argentina.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (Serie 2) v. 10, pp 631 [31].
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Last Update 2020 Dec 05 15:30 (species record created: 2008 Mar 10 12:35)