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Scientific Name Pimelodus coprophagus  Schultz, 1944
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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. 
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Size 250mm or 9.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Lake Maracaibo basin.
Lake Maracaibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2007.
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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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Reference Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172), pp 203, Fig. 2.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 02:49 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 01:50)