Cat-eLog Right Heptapteridae Right Pimelodella

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Scientific Name Pimelodella leptosoma  (Fowler, 1914)
Common Name
Type Locality Rupununi River, Guyana, 2°-3°N, 50°20'W.
Synonym(s) Rhamdella leptosoma
Pronunciation pim ee LOW dell ah
Etymology Diminutive latinized of greek, pimele = fat + Greek, odous, odella = little teeth. 
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks In the original description of this species, Fowler (1914) wrote that the fish were from ''...the Rupununi River, in the highlands of British Guiana. ...approximately secured in North Latitude 2° to 3°, and West Longitude 50° 20'.'' Although the latitude data is imprecise, the longitude data must also be inaccurate because the Rio Rupununi is located at approximately 59°W Longitude, not 50°W Longitude as Fowler reported. So as not to unilaterally revise Fowler’s original record, the type locality data is being preserved, and displayed as ''2.5°N, 50°20'W'', averaging the two latitude values reported by Fowler and not correcting the longitude value.
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Distribution South America: Rupununi River basin, Guyana. Reported from French Guiana.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo, Rupununi (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.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 66, pp 260, Fig. 12.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 21 11:07 (species record created: 2017 May 12 21:07)