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Scientific Name Brachyplatystoma juruense  (Boulenger, 1898)
Common Names Gold Zebra Pim
Dourade Zebra, Goldbinden-Zebraantennenwels (Germany), Zebra Catfish
Type Locality Rio Juruá, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Ginesia cunaguaro, Platystoma juruense
Etymology Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, platys = flat + Greek, stoma = mouth. Named for the Rio Jurua in Brazil, where this species was found.
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Size 600mm or 23.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Similar to Brachyplatystoma tigrinus especially when comparing younger fish. B. juruense has a less contrasting colour pattern and much higher body in profile. The adipose fin is larger and barbels shorter too.
Sexing Unknown.
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Distribution South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basin.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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 6.4 - 7.2
Temperature 22.0-27.0°C or 71.6-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters A fast muddy water fish.
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Feeding Feeder fish sparingly and beefheart even more so. A steady diet of frozen cichlid mix or bloodworms can be used for small to medium sized individuals. Larger acclimatized fish will also take defrosted prawns. User data.
Furniture A large fairly shaded area is required for the fish to rest under although it will spend some time in the open especially when hungry. The aquarium should not be brightly lit. Owners report that this catfish also appears to like resting on broad flat stone.
Compatibility A large predator, tankmates should be a least half the size of this fish and able to withstand a strong current.
Breeding Unreported
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down Further Information
Reference Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 14 (pt 7, no. 2), pp 421, Pl. 39.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 16 01:16 (species record created: 2001 May 03 00:00)