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Scientific Name Pimelodus multicratifer  Ribeiro, Lucena & Oyakawa, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Confluence of the rios Pariquera and Pariquera-Mirim, near mouth to the rio Ribeira de Iguape, Pariquera-Açú, about 24°37'58''S, 47°44'11''W, São Paulo State, Brazil.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 213mm or 8.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Rio Ribeira de Iguape basin, Brazil.
Sao Paulo State Rivers, Iguape (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 Neotropical Ichthyology v. 9 (no. 1), pp128, Figs. 1-2.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 19 15:38 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 02:16)