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Scientific Name Iheringichthys labrosus  (Lütken, 1874)
Common Name
Type Locality Río de la Plata, Argentina.
Synonym(s) Pimelodus labrosus
Etymology Named after Hermann von Ihering, 1850-1930; He arrived in Brazil in 1880 and settled in Rio Grande. Expert in birds, fishes and molluscs. 
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Size 250mm or 9.8" 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)
La Plata, Uruguay, Lower Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay, Upper Uruguay, Pelotas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding In nature, I. labrosus is a benthophagous species, with bivalve and gastropod mollusks, Diptera larvae and nematode worms being its principle food items along the Rio Uruguay.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra den Naturhistoriske Forening i Kjøbenhavn, Aaret 1874 (nos 12-16), pp 200 [11].
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:41 (species record created: 2008 Jan 18 18:53)