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Scientific Name Zungaro zungaro  (Humboldt, 1821)
Common Names Gilded Catfish
Giant Jello Catfish, Giant Jelly Catfish, Jaú (Brazil), Manguruyú (Argentinian), Sort Spademalle (Denmark), Tiger-Antennenwels (Germany)
Type Locality Near Tomependa, Río Marañon, Amazon R. basin, Peru.
Synonym(s) Bagrus flavicans, Brachyplatystoma flavicans, Paulicea jahu, Paulicea luetkeni, Paulicea lutkeni, Pimelodus zungaro, Platystoma lütkeni, Pseudopimelodus humbdolti, Pseudopimelodus zungaro, Zungaro humboldtii, Zungaro luetkeni
Etymology Zungaro is the native name applied to many large pimelodids. 
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Size 1400mm or 55.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
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Orinoco (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 2020.
pH 6.5 - 7.2
Temperature 20.0-24.0°C or 68-75.2°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH°18.
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Feeding Mainly piscivorous, hunts at night, sometimes going into flood prone areas of rivers. User data.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland v. 2 (Title page 1833), pp 170, Pl. 46 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2020 Jan 21 02:38 (species record created: 2001 Apr 22 00:00)