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  • Pimelodus luciae
  • Pimelodus luciae
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Scientific Name Pimelodus luciae  Rocha & Ribeiro, 2010
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Itacaiúnas, Cachoeira Carroeira Comprida, Caldeirão, Poço de Pedral, Serra dos Carajás, municipality of Parauapeba, rio Tocantins basin, state of Pará, Brazil.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
Jump to next section Habitat Information
Distribution Rio Itacaiúnas, rio Tocantins basin, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Itacaiúnas (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 Zootaxa No. 2343, pp58, Figs.1-2 (article in the link is not free).
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Last Update 2013 Feb 19 15:33 (species record created: 2011 Jul 15 14:49)