Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Pimelodus

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Scientific Name Pimelodus brevis  Marini, Nichols & La Monte, 1933
Common Name
Type Locality Río Durazno, Río de la Plata, San Fernando, Argentina.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 285mm or 11.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraná River basin and the Durazno River in Argentina.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Durazno (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. 618
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Last Update 2011 Jul 21 13:18 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 01:49)