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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.

 
IMAGE CONTRIBUTORS
 
Frank Alvarez
Pimelodus grosskopfii, Pimelodus grosskopfii
Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum, Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum
 
amiidae @ amiidae.com
Brachyplatystoma platynemum, Brachyplatystoma platynemum, Brachyplatystoma platynemum, Brachyplatystoma platynemum, Brachyplatystoma platynemum, Brachyplatystoma platynemum
Pimelodus albicans
Platysilurus mucosus, Platysilurus mucosus, Platysilurus mucosus
 
ahnarip.de
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
 
D.A.Williams/A.S.Bailey
Pimelodus blochii
 
BigFrogFeet
Pimelodus pictus, Pimelodus pictus, Pimelodus pictus
 
Daniel Blom
Brachyplatystoma juruense, Brachyplatystoma juruense, Brachyplatystoma juruense, Brachyplatystoma juruense
Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus
Pimelodus pictus
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
Sorubim lima, Sorubim lima
 
Iain Briggs
Megalonema orixanthum, Megalonema orixanthum, Megalonema orixanthum, Megalonema orixanthum
Pimelodus tetramerus, Pimelodus tetramerus, Pimelodus tetramerus
 
Felipe Cantera @ Aqua Terra Eco Tours 
Iheringichthys labrosus
Pimelodus maculatus
Pimelodus pintado
 
clunk
Pimelodus blochii, Pimelodus blochii, Pimelodus blochii, Pimelodus blochii
 
Kreg D.Ellzey
Pimelodus blochii
 
Julio Endler
Iheringichthys labrosus, Iheringichthys labrosus, Iheringichthys labrosus
Megalonema platycephalum, Megalonema platycephalum, Megalonema platycephalum
Parapimelodus valenciennis
Pimelodus maculatus
Pinirampus pirinampu, Pinirampus pirinampu
Sorubim lima
Zungaro jahu, Zungaro jahu
Zungaro zungaro
 
Caio Feltrin @ Peixes da Mata Atlântica
Iheringichthys labrosus
 
Oliver Fernandes
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
 
Mark Goh
Brachyplatystoma capapretum
 
Steven Grant
Megalonema orixanthum
Pimelodina flavipinnis
Pimelodus punctatus
 
Peru Aquarium Group
Brachyplatystoma platynemum, Brachyplatystoma platynemum
Duopalatinus peruanus
Leiarius marmoratus, Leiarius marmoratus
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Pimelodus ornatus
Platystomatichthys sturio
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans
Sorubim lima
 
Julian Haffegee
Pimelodus pictus
 
Haakon Haagensen @ Catfish Scandinavia
Aguarunichthys torosus
 
Jean-Francois Helias @ Fishing Adventures Thailand
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Phractocephalus sp. "Hybrid", Phractocephalus sp. "Hybrid", Phractocephalus sp. "Hybrid", Phractocephalus sp. "Hybrid", Phractocephalus sp. "Hybrid" , Phractocephalus sp. "Hybrid"
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum, Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum, Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum, Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum, Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Sorubimichthys planiceps
Zungaro zungaro
 
Allan James @ ScotCat
Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis, Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis, Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis
Brachyplatystoma platynemum
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum
Brachyplatystoma vaillantii
Leiarius pictus, Leiarius pictus, Leiarius pictus, Leiarius pictus
Luciopimelodus pati, Luciopimelodus pati, Luciopimelodus pati, Luciopimelodus pati,  Luciopimelodus pati, Luciopimelodus pati 
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Pimelodus albofasciatus
Pimelodus blochii, Pimelodus blochii, Pimelodus blochii
Pimelodus maculatus, Pimelodus maculatus
Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus
Pimelodus pictus
Pimelodus tetramerus, Pimelodus tetramerus
Platynematichthys notatus, Platynematichthys notatus, Platynematichthys notatus
Platysilurus mucosus, Platysilurus mucosus
Platystomatichthys sturio, Platystomatichthys sturio
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans, Pseudoplatystoma corruscans
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
Zungaro zungaro
 
Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library
Aguarunichthys torosus, Aguarunichthys torosus
Brachyplatystoma juruense, Brachyplatystoma juruense, Brachyplatystoma juruense
Cheirocerus sp. 1, Cheirocerus sp. 1
Hemisorubim platyrhynchos, Hemisorubim platyrhynchos, Hemisorubim platyrhynchos
Iheringichthys labrosus
Leiarius marmoratus, Leiarius marmoratus, Leiarius marmoratus
Luciopimelodus pati, Luciopimelodus pati
Parapimelodus sp. "Manaus", Parapimelodus sp. "Manaus", Parapimelodus sp. "Manaus", Parapimelodus sp. "Manaus"
Pimelodus albicans
Pimelodus maculatus, Pimelodus maculatus
Pinirampus pirinampu
Platynematichthys notatus, Platynematichthys notatus
Platysilurus mucosus, Platysilurus mucosus
Platystomatichthys sturio, Platystomatichthys sturio
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans
Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum, Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum, Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum, Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum, Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
Sorubim cuspicaudus, Sorubim cuspicaudus, Sorubim cuspicaudus
 
Nishant Kakani
Aguarunichthys torosus, Aguarunichthys torosus
Brachyplatystoma filamentosum
Brachyplatystoma juruense, Brachyplatystoma juruense
Brachyplatystoma platynemum
Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii, Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii, Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii, Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii, Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum, Brachyplatystoma tigrinum, Brachyplatystoma tigrinum, Brachyplatystoma tigrinum, Brachyplatystoma tigrinum
Brachyplatystoma vaillantii, Brachyplatystoma vaillantii
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Pinirampus pirinampu, Pinirampus pirinampu, Pinirampus pirinampu
Platynematichthys notatus
Pseudoplatystoma sp. "Hybrid", Pseudoplatystoma sp. "Hybrid"
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
Sorubimichthys planiceps, Sorubimichthys planiceps, Sorubimichthys planiceps, Sorubimichthys planiceps
 
Frants Lehmann ( Stamps)
Calophysus macropterus
Pimelodus blochii
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans, Pseudoplatystoma corruscans
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
 
Acuario Marcelo
Iheringichthys megalops, Iheringichthys megalops, Iheringichthys megalops, Iheringichthys megalops
Leiarius marmoratus, Leiarius marmoratus, Leiarius marmoratus, Leiarius marmoratus
 
David Marshall @ The Aquarium Gazette
Calophysus macropterus, Calophysus macropterus
 
Liam Irons-Mclean
Brachyplatystoma juruense, Brachyplatystoma juruense, Brachyplatystoma juruense
Brachyplatystoma vaillantii
Luciopimelodus pati, Luciopimelodus pati
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans, Pseudoplatystoma corruscans, Pseudoplatystoma corruscans, Pseudoplatystoma corruscans
 
Ivan Mikolji @ mikolji.com
Sorubim elongatus, Sorubim elongatus
Zungaro zungaro
 
Bernie Molnar
Sorubim lima, Sorubim lima
 
Leigh Murphy
Pimelodus albofasciatus, Pimelodus albofasciatus, Pimelodus albofasciatus, Pimelodus albofasciatus
Pimelodus pictus, Pimelodus pictus
 
Chris Olson
Phractocephalus sp. "Hybrid"
 
Mark Sabaj Pérez @ All Catfish Species Inventory (ACSI)
Cheirocerus abuelo, Cheirocerus abuelo, Cheirocerus abuelo
 
Carla Natacha Marcolino Polaz
Steindachneridion parahybae, Steindachneridion parahybae
 
Steve Pritchard
Brachyplatystoma juruense
 
Chris Ralph @ The Ralphster Photo Gallery
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum, Brachyplatystoma tigrinum, Brachyplatystoma tigrinum, Brachyplatystoma tigrinum
Leiarius pictus, Leiarius pictus
Perrunichthys perruno
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
Phractocephalus sp. hybrid (2), Phractocephalus sp. hybrid (2)
Pimelodus pictus, Pimelodus pictus
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum, Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Sorubim lima, Sorubim lima
 
Enrico Richter @ Amazon Predators
Aguarunichthys torosus
Brachyplatystoma capapretum, Brachyplatystoma capapretum, Brachyplatystoma capapretum
Brachyplatystoma filamentosum, Brachyplatystoma filamentosum, Brachyplatystoma filamentosum
Brachyplatystoma juruense, Brachyplatystoma juruense
Brachyplatystoma platynemum
Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii, Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii, Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum
Brachyplatystoma vaillantii
Calophysus macropterus
Exallodontus aguanai
Hemisorubim platyrhynchos
Megalonema platycephalum
Pimelodus maculatus
Pinirampus pirinampu, Pinirampus pirinampu
Platynematichthys notatus
Platysilurus mucosus
Platystomatichthys sturio
Sorubim lima
Sorubimichthys planiceps, Sorubimichthys planiceps, Sorubimichthys planiceps
Zungaro zungaro
 
Wolfgang Ros @ Catfish-and-more
Aguarunichthys torosus, Aguarunichthys torosus, Aguarunichthys torosus
Calophysus macropterus, Calophysus macropterus, Calophysus macropterus, Calophysus macropterus, Calophysus macropterus, Calophysus macropterus
Exallodontus aguanai, Exallodontus aguanai, Exallodontus aguanai, Exallodontus aguanai, Exallodontus aguanai, Exallodontus aguanai
Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus, Pimelodus ornatus
Sorubim lima, Sorubim lima
 
Jian Ruilong
Bergiaria westermanni
Conorhynchos conirostris
Sorubimichthys planiceps
 
Alfredo Pérez @ Aquatic-Experts.com
Pseudoplatystoma metaense
 
Mark Sabaj Pérez @ All Catfish Species Inventory (ACSI)
Pimelodus grosskopfii, Pimelodus grosskopfii
Pimelodus sp. "Rio Guarino", Pimelodus sp. "Rio Guarino"
Sorubim elongatus
 
Rich Schmitt
Pimelodus blochii, Pimelodus blochii
 
Karsten Schönherr
Megalonema platycephalum, Megalonema platycephalum
Pimelodus ornatus
 
Robert Sobotkiewicz
Sorubimichthys planiceps
 
Guilherme Souza
Steindachneridion parahybae
 
Fernando Tabachi
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
 
Robin Warne
Brachyplatystoma platynemum, Brachyplatystoma platynemum, Brachyplatystoma platynemum
Calophysus macropterus
Hemisorubim platyrhynchos
 
Andy Watson
Leiarius marmoratus
 
Reinhold Wawrzynski @ Catfish-and-More
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus
 
Evandro Carlos Wollmann
Steindachneridion scriptum
 
Ricardo Álvarez Zamora
Sorubim cuspicaudus
 


 
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