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Scientific Name Pimelodus punctatus  (Meek & Hildebrand, 1913)
Common Name
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. 
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Distribution Central America: Tuira River basin.
Panama Pacific Rivers, Tuira (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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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 Field Museum of Natural History, Publications, Zoölogical Series v. 10 (no. 8), pp77.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 27 15:41 (species record created: 2011 Jul 16 02:17)