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  • Pimelodus tetramerus
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Scientific NamePimelodus tetramerus  Ribeiro & Lucena, 2006
Common NameStriped Pimelodus
Type LocalityRio Palmeiras, drenagem do rio Tocantins, Ponte Alta do Bom Jesus, 12°15'43''S, 46°53'36''W, Tocantins, Brazil.
Pronunciationpim ee LOW duss
Etymology(Greek)Pimele=Fat + (Greek)odous=teeth. 
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Size 172mm or 6.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionTapajós and Tocantins rivers, Brazil.
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tocantins (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Tapajós (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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CompatibilityPeaceful but will eat smaller fishes.
Suggested TankmatesLarger active fish such as tetras, most barbs and gouramis. They can also be kept in groups but do not suffer from being kept singly. Angelfish and other ''graceful'' fish are sometimes bothered by this species' barbels particularly during "lights-out".
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ReferencesIheringia, Série Zoologia (Porto Alegre) v. 96 (no. 3)
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2011 Jan 27 07:20 (species record created: 2007 Feb 21 15:02)