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Platynematichthys notatus (Jardine, 1841)
 

Image contributors to this species:

Nishant Kikani (1) Allan James (3) Enrico Richter (2) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory  Wikipedia
 

Relevant Information:

Only fit for a large tank as this Pim is very much a predator and would need to be housed with larger fish too big to fit in to its mouth. Noted for the black blotch in the lower caudal fin. A pretty catfish that loses its colour as it matures.

Common Name:

Coroatá, Lince Catfish.

Synonyms:

Rhamdella notata, Pimelodus notatus, Bagrus nigropunctatus, Bagrus punctulatus, Platynematichthys punctulatus, Platypogon caerulorostris

Family:

Pimelodidaeycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins. Type locality: Brazil; Fort St. Joaquim on the Rio Branco.

Size:

80cm. (2ft 8ins)

Temp:

22-27°C (71 -81°F)

p.H.

6.0-7.2.

Reference:

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.

 

 

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