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 Pimelodidae
Pimelodidae

 

Pimelodidae = ( pim meh LOAD id dee )   

This South American family is the largest group of naked-skinned catfishes in the world.

The vast majority are predatory catfishes. A few species such as the shovelnoses grow too large for the home aquarium. Distinguished from the Indian/Asian family Bagridae, as having no nasal barbels.

 
COMMON NAMES
 
B
Bloch's catfish
 
C
Capaz
Coroatá
 



 
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