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  • Pimelodus platicirris
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Scientific Name Pimelodus platicirris  Borodin, 1927
Common Name
Type Locality Salto de Pirassunungo, Rio Mogy Guassu, São Paulo Province, Brazil.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 160mm or 6.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Paraná River basin, Brazil.
La Plata, Paraná (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 American Museum Novitates No. 271, pp2.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 20 10:29 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 01:17)