Mark Sabaj Perez
(2) Frank Alvarez (2)Erlend
D Bertelsen (1)
pim species in the second thumbnail image (top species)
was caught in the Rio Guarino a tributary of the Rio
Magdalena. The differences between this species and
P. grosskopfii is that Pimelodus grosskopfii
(bottom) is easily distinguished from the undescribed
Pimelodus by having a more slender body and
longer adipose fin. Seems to be quite a large species
for this genera. Aquarium care: Not
known in the hobby but like all Pimelodus
species it can not be trusted with small fish such
as tetras as they will pick them of at night on their
forays. Diet: Most aquarium fare
such as tablet, flake, worm and frozen foods.
Magdalena River basin and Lake Maracaibo basins. Type
locality: aus dem Cauca [Colombia].
38.0cm T.L. (15ins)
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Perez, S. Mark. Per. comm. 2015 Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2015.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 04/2015 )