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Pseudopimelodus mangurus (Valenciennes, 1835)

Image contributors to this species:

Enrico Richter (1) Julio Endler (1) Jian Ruilong (3-1 movie)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory  Wikipedia
 

Relevant Information:

Aquarium Care: This is a very large species and will be very predatory so tank mates would have to be of similar size or larger. Would need a very large tank to accommodate an adult. Diet: Will eat most foods such as frozen, live, sinking tablets and pellets. Remarks: Only for the experienced big cat keepers.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

Pimelodus mangurus, Pseudopimelodus roosevelti  

Family:

Pseudopimelodidaeycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Uruguay, Paraná, Paraguay and La Plata River basins. Type locality: Parassununga, Estado São Paulo, Brazil.

Size:

60.0cm. SL. (24ins)

Temp:

24-28°C (75-83°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.5.

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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