Gabriela Eguren Iriarte
(1) Felipe Cantera (2) Allan
James (2) Peter
This genus has been in confusion
for a good number of years now especially with another
close member of the Pimelodidae family, Pimelodus.
These notes are the following distinguishing characteristics
from the two genus. Pimelodella: Adipose
fin long, low with a curved margin. The humeral
process is long and spiky. Body usually plain with
a dark lateral stripe; rather depressed body. Pimelodus:
Adipose fin short, high, with a straight or sloping
margin. Humeral process broad, triangular. Body
variously patterned, usually quite deep, like Synodontis.
as you would do with any member of the Pimelodus in
that they will be predatory on small fishes in the
aquarium and it is also better to keep them in small
groups rather than singularly, as this will dilute
the aggression. Diet: Will eat any
aquarium prepared foods such as tablets, pellets,
frozen and live foods. Not fussy eaters.
Pimelodella laticeps australis,
Uruguay River basin, and coastal river drainages from
Tubarão River in Santa Catarina to coastal
lagoons of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Type
locality: Uruguayana [State of Rio Grande
do Sul, Brazil].
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.Editors.
2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.