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Scientific Name Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii  (Castelnau, 1855)
Common Names Gilded Catfish
Dourada (Brazil)
Type Locality Amazon River, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Bagrus goliath, Bagrus rousseauxii, Brachyplatystoma paraense
Etymology Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, platys = flat + Greek, stoma = mouth. 
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Size 1920mm or 75.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The only large Pimelodid with platinum head and gold body; only Brachyplatystoma with short barbels when adult.
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Distribution South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins and major rivers of French Guiana.
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 Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2007.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2, pp 32, Pl. 14 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2020 Oct 08 11:57 (species record created: 2002 Oct 14 00:00)