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Pimelodus sp. "Rio Guarino"

Image contributors to this species:

Mark Sabaj Perez (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Search Google  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

This is an undescribed species of Pimelodus that resembles P. blochii, a species that is common throughout whitewaters of the Orinoco and Amazon. The Magdalena version of P. blochii, however, is more elongate. This one is from the mouth bay of Río Guarino, left bank tributary to Río Magdalena, ca. 9 km north of Honda — in Honda, Tolima. The other pim species in the second thumbnail image (bottom species) is P. grosskopfii. 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. 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.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Pimelodidaeycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Colombia, mouth bay of Río Guarino, left bank tributary to Río Magdalena, ca. 9 km north of Honda — in Honda, Tolima.

Size:

-

Temp:

20-24°C (67-75°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.5.

Reference:

Perez, S. Mark. Pers. comm. 2015

 

 

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                                                                                            updated = September 22, 2017 © ScotCat 1997-2017