first four thumbnail images listed were captured in
the northwestern part of Suriname in the Nickerie
River. Occurs in little creeks of the estuarine part
of rivers where it replaces P.
cristata and P.
geryi which live more upstream. The
notable number of individuals caught during inventory
is indicative of its gregarious behavior. In March
and April, all females larger than 5.8 cm are mature.
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. Remarks:
Like all Pimelodella living in Guiana, the
pectoral and dorsal spines are located with a poisonous
mucus that can cause painful injuries.
Approuague, Corantijn, and Nickerie River basins,
and eastern coastal drainages of Suriname. Type
locality: Creek in Mora Passage, British
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Le Bail, P.-Y., P. Keith and P. Planquette,
2000. Atlas des poissons d'eau douce de Guyane. Tome
2, Fascicule II: Siluriformes. Collection Patrimoines
Naturels 43(II): 307p. Paris: Publications scientifiques
du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. 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
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