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  • Pimelodus mysteriosus
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Scientific Name Pimelodus mysteriosus  Azpelicueta, 1998
Common Name
Type Locality Arroyo Anselmo, Candelaria, Misiones, Argentina.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 205mm or 8.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraná River basin.
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 in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropica (La Plata) v. 44 (no. 111-112), pp 88, Figs. 1-3, 5-6, 8, 10, 12, 14.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 05:05 (species record created: 2008 Mar 10 12:36)