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Scientific NamePhractocephalus sp. hybrid(1)   
Common NameHybrid
Etymology(Greek)Phraktos=Fence + (Greek)kephale=head. 
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Size 1100mm or 43.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationOne of a few large Pimelodid crosses that sometimes find their way into the hobby.
General RemarksThis appears to be a cross of a species of Pseudoplatystoma and Phractocephalus.
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Registered Keepers(1) arapaima, (2) Daniel Machado, (3) nettaigyo, (4) bukster, (5) Koltsix, (6) KenyanSandBoa, (7) necrocanis, (8) blurock, who also notes: "Name: Rosco", (9) Sumners83 (p: 2), (10) AliMurat (p: 2), (11) darkhighlord, (12) tank_girl, (13) Greggyfest, (14) Redtailrob, (15) astinus, (16) Viktor Jarikov, who also notes: "Gorgeous, just gorgeous fish! Head turner and eye candy. Just started to feed on non-live foods. Not sure of the ID.", (17) chrisclarke, (18) musilvr4eva, (19) shivamotiram, (20) Pcpolo111, (21) xShovelnose, who also notes: "-Yet To Eat (as of day 4) -not active except for mornings (where he swims constantly) -Lets Me Pet Him without getting scared", (22) chewy922, (23) monsterfishkeeper, (24) CoryCatfish1212.

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Last Update2008 Mar 09 04:24 (species record created: 2001 Apr 22 00:00)