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Biology

Inhabits large or small rivers, streams and lagoons. Feeds on larvae of chironomids and ceratopogonids, both larvae and adult terrestrial Coleoptera, ants, mollusks and other fishes.
  • Azpelicueta, M.M. 1995 Pimelodus absconditus, a new species of pimelodid catfish from the La Plata Basin (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 6(1):71-78. (Ref. 26641)
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Distribution

South America: Paraná River basin.
  • Lundberg, J.G. and M.W. Littmann 2003 Pimelodidae (Long-whiskered catfishes). p. 432-446. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36506)
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Paraná River basin: Argentina, Brazil (?) and Uruguay (?).
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 152 mm SL
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Max. size

28.7 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 79585)); max. published weight: 194 g (Ref. 79585)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits large or small rivers, streams and lagoons. Feeds on larvae of chironomids and ceratopogonids, both larvae and adult terrestrial Coleoptera, ants, molluscs and other fishes.
  • Azpelicueta, M.M. 1995 Pimelodus absconditus, a new species of pimelodid catfish from the La Plata Basin (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 6(1):71-78. (Ref. 26641)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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