Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Pimelodus

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Scientific NamePimelodus speciosus  Costa e Silva, Ribeiro, Lucena & Lucinda, 2018
Common Name
Type LocalityRio Tocantins below confluence with rio Santa Tereza, Peixe, Tocantins, Brazil, 11°46'49"S, 48°37'06"W.
Pronunciationpim ee LOW duss
Etymology(Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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CompatibilityPeaceful but will eat smaller fishes.
Suggested TankmatesLarger active fish such as tetras, most barbs and gouramis. They can also be kept in groups but do not suffer from being kept singly. Angelfish and other ''graceful'' fish are sometimes bothered by this species' barbels particularly during "lights-out".
BreedingUnreported in the aquarium.
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ReferencesIchthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 28 (no. 2), pp 99, Figs. 1,2, 4.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2018 Apr 11 09:16 (species record created: 2018 Jan 08 11:59)