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  • Pimelodus joannis
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Scientific Name Pimelodus joannis  Ribeiro, Lucena & Lucinda, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Ipueiras, rio Tocantins near the confluence with rio Manoel Alves, approximately 11°19'S 48°38'W.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. The specific name joannis is a patronym for John Lundberg, in recognition of his many contributions to catfishes systematic.
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Size 77mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Known from the upper and medium portions of the rio Tocantins drainage.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Upper Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins, Middle Tocantins (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 Neotrop. ichthyol. vol.6 no.3, pp460, Figs. 4, 6.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 19 15:33 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 02:15)