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Scientific Name Pimelodus pintado  Azpelicueta, Lundberg & Loureiro, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Río Cebollatí in Paso de Averías, close to bridge of Ruta 14, 33°36'49''S, 54°19'50''W, Merín-Patos System, Departamento Rocha, Uruguay.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 281mm or 11.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Uruguay.
Lagoa Mirim (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 Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 157, pp150, Figs. 2-3.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 27 15:41 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 02:16)