This species is the only member
of the Goeldiella genus (monotypic). Description:
Described as the body being not as wide as deep at
the level of the pectoral fins and is compressed towards
the caudal. Large eyes, being contained only about
5 times in the head length. There is a deep groove
from the maxillary barbel to below the eye; the maxillary
barbels are long, extending to beyond the tip of the
caudal fin. The adipose fin is long, about 3 to 3½
times in the length. Distinguished from the close
family of Pimelodidae by the flattened head, the shape
of the occipital crest and the narrowly rounded anal.
The obliquely rounded caudal and long adipose fin,
together with distinctive lateral band which forks
a t-shape from the base of the dorsal. Aquarium
Care: In the aquarium you should treat this
species as you would any "Pim" and house
them with tank mates that are the same size or larger
and who occupy a different layer of the tank be it
mid water or top. Provide a sand or rounded gravel
substrate some driftwood with subdued lighting. Plants
are optional as they may be uprooted on their night
time forays.Not suitable to be housed with
smaller species but should fit in with South American
Cichlids and larger Characins in a spacious tank.
Diet: Mostly live foods such as earthworms,
whiteworms and frozen foods such as bloodworm and
tubifex. Will also accept catfish pellets, mussels
and tablet food.
Fox Face Pimelodella
Coastal Rivers of the Guianas and Amazon River basin.
Type locality: in allen Flüssen
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Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA). 784 p. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa
1418:1-628. Sands, David; Catfishes of the World,
Volume 3 Auchenipteridae & Pimelodidae. Dunure