|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Platynematichthys notatus (Jardine, 1841)|
|Common Names||Lince Catfish
Capaz (Colombian), Cara De Gato (Brazilian), Coroatá (Brazilian), Gepunkteter Störwels (Germany), Plettet Bredstrålemalle (Denmark), Rabo Chino (Venezuelan)
|Type Locality||Fort St. Joaquin on Rio Branco, Amazon River, Rio Negro.|
|Synonym(s)||Bagrus nigropunctatus, Bagrus punctulatus, Pimelodus notatus, Platynematichthys punctulatus, Platypogon caerulorostris, Rhamdella notata|
|Pronunciation||no tatt uss|
|Etymology||(Greek)Platys=Broad + (Greek)nema=filament + (Greek)ichthys=fish. The specific name, notatus, means spotted.|
|Size||800mm or 31.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Only large pimelodid with numerous spots but no stripes. Large flat barbels. A large black spot is present on the lower caudal lobe. Possibly more than one valid species is currently classified as P. notatus given the reported differences in colouration, habitat, and adult size.|
|General Remarks||Specimens from the Amazon are reported to reach 50 cm while specimens from the Orinoco are reported to reach one meter. Given the greatly varying reported adult sizes, aquarists wishing to acquire this fish should take great care and assume the fish could reach one meter in length.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|pH||5.6 - 7.4|
|Temperature||24.0-28.0°C or 75.2-82.4°F (Show species within this range)|
|Furniture||A sand substrate with stones and driftwood arranged to provide hiding places.|
|Compatibility||Any fishes that require similar aquarium conditions and are too large to be eaten.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Large pimelodids, loricariids and doradids.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||The Natural history of fishes of Guiana, pp 181, Pl. 7.|
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|Last Update||2020 Sep 19 02:09 (species record created: 2001 Nov 14 00:00)|