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Scientific Name Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii  (Castlenau, 1855)
Common Names Gilded Catfish
Dourada (Brazil)
Type Locality Amazon R., 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 1900mm or 74.8" 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.
General Remarks Fishbase lists 1920 mm TL.
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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 Status Least Concern
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Exped. Amer. Sud. v. 2 32 Pl. 14 (fig. 1)
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Last Update 2013 Jul 19 15:28 (species record created: 2002 Oct 14 00:00)