Mark Henry Sabaj
(2) Frank Alvarez (2)Erlend
D Bertelsen (1)
pim species in the second thumbnail image (top species)
was caught in the Rio Guarino a tributary of the Rio
Magdalena. The differences between this species and
P. grosskopfii is that Pimelodus grosskopfii
(bottom) is easily distinguished from the undescribed
Pimelodus by having a more slender body and
longer adipose fin. Seems to be quite a large species
for this genera. Habitat:This species is endemic to Colombia, where
it is known from the Magdalena, Cauca, San Jorge,
Sinú, and Cesar rivers in the Magdalena-Cauca
basin (Maldonado-Ocampo et al. 2005, 2008, Mojica
et al. 2012). In the Santander Department, it has
been found in the Sogamoso and Lebrija rivers and
Paredes floodplain lake (Castellanos-Morales et al.
2011). Its type locality is Río Cauca, Colombia
(Steindachner 1879). Aquarium Care:
Not known in the hobby but like all Pimelodus
species it can not be trusted with small fish such
as tetras as they will pick them of at night on their
forays. Diet: Most aquarium fare
such as tablet, flake, worm and frozen foods. Remarks:
In the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species it is classed
as critically endangered. It is heavily affected by
overfishing in all of its range and water pollution
from domestic waste and pesticides.
Magdalena River basin and Lake Maracaibo basins. Type
locality: aus dem Cauca [Colombia].
38.0cm T.L. (15ins)
Ferraris, C.J. Jr.,
2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes:
Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary
types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. Perez, S. Mark. Per. comm. 2015 Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2015. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 04/2015 ). Villa-Navarro, F., Usma, S., Mesa-Salazar,
L. & Sanchez-Duarte, P. 2016. Pimelodus
grosskopfii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species