Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Platysilurus

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Scientific Name Platysilurus malarmo  Schultz, 1944
Common Names Malarmo Catfish
Malarmowels (Germany)
Type Locality Lake Maracaibo near Concho river mouth, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Duopalatinus malmaro
Etymology (Greek)Platys=Flat + (Greek)siluros=a cat fish. 
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Size 700mm or 27.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Fish sold as this fish are unlikely to be correctly identified. It is most likely that all fish in aquaria are Platysilurus mucosus.
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Distribution South America: Lake Maracaibo basin.
Lake Maracaibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.0 - 7.0
Temperature 24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH°20.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. U. S. Natl. Mus.v. 94 (no. 3172) - pp234 - Pl. 3 (fig. C); Fig. 3g
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Last Update 2011 Oct 05 12:10 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)