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Scientific Name Pimelodus britskii  Garavello & Shibatta, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality União da Vitória, rio Iguaço, Paraná, Brazil.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 360mm or 14.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: throughout the rio Iguaçu basin in Brazil.
La Plata, Paraná, Iguazu (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 Neotropical Ichthyology v. 5 (no. 3), pp 287, Figs. 4-5.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:25 (species record created: 2009 Sep 24 13:06)