Similar looking toP.
gracilisbut this species has an enlarged upper tail lobe.
Dorsal and pectoral fins are poisonous.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.
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 the African genera 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.
Paraíba do Sul River basin, Brazil. Type
Froese, R. and D. Pauly.
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1418:1-628. Bockmann, F.A. and G.M. Guazzelli,
2003. Heptapteridae (Heptapterids). p. 406-431. In
R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.)
Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central
America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.