|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pimelodella leptosoma (Fowler, 1914)|
|Type Locality||Rupununi River, Guyana, 2°-3°N, 50°20'W.|
|Pronunciation||pim ee LOW dell ah|
|Etymology||Diminutive latinized of greek, pimele = fat + Greek, odous, odella = little teeth.|
|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.|
|Distribution||South America: Rupununi River basin, Guyana. Reported from French Guiana.
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 66, pp 260, Fig. 12.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 13 08:37 (species record created: 2017 May 12 21:07)|