Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Pinirampus

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Scientific Name Pinirampus pirinampu  (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)
Common Names Flatwhiskered Catfish
Zander Antennenwels (Germany)
Type Locality Brazil.
Synonym(s) Galeichthys araguayensis, Pimelodus insignis, Pimelodus pinirampu, Pinirampus agassizii, Pinirampus typus, Platynematichthys araguayensis
Etymology (Latin)Pinna=Fin + (perhaps Old German)rampf=hook. 
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Size 1200mm or 47.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon, Essequibo, Orinoco, and Paraná basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.0 - 8.0
Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH°25.
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Feeding Feeds on benthic animals.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Selecta Piscium Brasiliam - pp20 - Pl. 8
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Last Update 2008 Aug 31 04:10 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)