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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.

 
SCIENTIFIC NAMES
 
A
Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis
Aguarunichthys torosus
 
B
Bergiaria westermanni
Brachyplatystoma capapretum
Brachyplatystoma filamentosum
Brachyplatystoma juruense
Brachyplatystoma platynemum
Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum
Brachyplatystoma vaillantii
 
C
Calophysus macropterus
Cheirocerus abuelo
Cheirocerus sp. 1
Conorhynchos conirostris
 
D
Duopalatinus peruanus
 
E
Exallodontus aguanai
 
H
Hemisorubim platyrhynchos
 
I
Iheringichthys labrosus
Iheringichthys megalops
 
L
Leiarius marmoratus
Leiarius pictus
Luciopimelodus pati  
 
M
Megalonema orixanthum
Megalonema platycephalum
 
P
Parapimelodus sp. "Manaus"
Parapimelodus valenciennis
Perrunichthys perruno
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Phractocephalus sp. hybrid (1)
Phractocephalus sp. hybrid (2)
Pimelodina flavipinnis
Pimelodus albicans
Pimelodus albofasciatus
Pimelodus blochii
Pimelodus grosskopfii
Pimelodus maculatus
Pimelodus ornatus
Pimelodus pictus
Pimelodus pintado
Pimelodus punctatus
Pimelodus sp. "Rio Guarino"
Pimelodus tetramerus
Pinirampus pirinampu
Platynematichthys notatus
Platysilurus mucosus
Platystomatichthys sturio
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum
Pseudoplatystoma metaense
Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum
Pseudoplatystoma sp. hybrid
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
 
S
Sorubim cuspicaudus
Sorubim elongatus
Sorubim lima
Sorubimichthys planiceps
Steindachneridion parahybae
Steindachneridion scriptum
 
Z
Zungaro jahu
Zungaro zungaro
 


 

 

 

 




 
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