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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.
Identification Individuals collected in the Parana and further south can be identified as Megalonema argentinum - originally named Perugia argentina - but this appears to be P. pinirampu.
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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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 in captivity.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam, pp 20, Pl. 8.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 19 14:28 (species record created: 2001 May 04 00:00)