|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pimelodus punctatus (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)|
|Type Locality||Río Tuyra, Boca de Cupe, Panama.|
|Synonym(s)||Megalonema punctatum, Megalonema robustum|
|Pronunciation||pim ee LOW duss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth.|
|Distribution||Tuira River basin, Panama.
Panama Pacific Rivers, Tuira (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.|
|Reference||Field Museum of Natural History, Publications, Zoölogical Series v. 10 (no. 8), pp77.|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 20 10:45 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 02:17)|