Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Pimelodus

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Scientific Name Pimelodus atrobrunneus  Vidal & Lucena, 1999
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Ligeiro ne estrada entre Marcelino Ramos e Maximiliano de Almeida, Marcelino Ramos, 27°38'S, 51°52'W, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 257mm or 10.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Upper Uruguay River basin, Brazil.
La Plata, Uruguay (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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References Biociências, Porto Alegre v. 7 (no. 1), pp123, Figs. 103.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 19 15:29 (species record created: 2011 Jul 15 14:29)