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Scientific Name Pimelodus microstoma  Steindachner, 1877
Common Name
Type Locality Irisanga, rio Mogi-Guaçu drainage, upper rio Paraná, São Paulo State, Brazil.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 149mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin.
La Plata, Paraná, Upper Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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 Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 74 (1. Abth.), 604 [46].
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Last Update 2020 Oct 27 15:42 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 02:15)