Got a picture? Please do send it in!
|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pimelodus coprophagus Schultz, 1944|
|Type Locality||Río Agua Caliente, 2-3 kilometers above southwestern corner of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, depth 15 feet.|
|Synonym(s)||Pimelodus clarias coprophagus|
|Pronunciation||pim ee LOW duss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth.|
|Size||250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Lake Maracaibo basin: Colombia and Venezuela.
Lake Maracaibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Log in to view data on a map.
|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|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.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172), pp 203, Fig. 2.|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
There is no registered keeper.
|Wishlists||Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
|Spotters||Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There is no record of this fish being seen.
|More on Pimelodus coprophagus|
|Look up Pimelodus coprophagus on AquaticRepublic.com|
|Look up Pimelodus coprophagus on Fishbase|
|Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.|
|Last Update||2019 Oct 26 05:32 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 01:50)|