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  • Pimelodus tetramerus
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Scientific Name Pimelodus tetramerus  Ribeiro & Lucena, 2006
Common Name Striped Pimelodus
Type Locality Rio Palmeiras, drenagem do rio Tocantins, Ponte Alta do Bom Jesus, 12°15'43''S, 46°53'36''W, Tocantins, Brazil.
Pronunciation pim ee LOW duss
Etymology (Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 172mm or 6.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Tapajós and Tocantins rivers, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Compatibility Peaceful but will eat smaller fishes.
Suggested Tankmates Larger 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".
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Iheringia, Série Zoologia (Porto Alegre) v. 96 (no. 3)
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Last Update 2011 Jan 27 07:20 (species record created: 2007 Feb 21 15:02)