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Pimelodella

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Pimelodella is a genus of three-barbeled catfishes.

Pimelodella is the largest genus in the family. However, it is in need of taxonomic revision.[1]

This genus is found on both sides of the Andes, ranging from Panama to Paraguay and southern Brazil.[1] With the exception of P. chagresi, all members of the genus are restricted to South America. This genus includes two species of troglobitic catfishes, P. kronei and P. spelaea.[1]

Species

There are currently 78 recognized species in this genus:[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Trajano, Eleonara; Reis, Roberto E.; Bichuette, Maria Elina (2004). "Pimelodella spelaea: A New Cave Catfish from Central Brazil, with Data on Ecology and Evolutionary Considerations (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae)". Copeia (2): 315–325. doi:10.1643/ci-03-144r1.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). Species of Pimelodella in FishBase. December 2011 version.
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Pimelodella: Brief Summary

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Pimelodella is a genus of three-barbeled catfishes.

Pimelodella is the largest genus in the family. However, it is in need of taxonomic revision.

This genus is found on both sides of the Andes, ranging from Panama to Paraguay and southern Brazil. With the exception of P. chagresi, all members of the genus are restricted to South America. This genus includes two species of troglobitic catfishes, P. kronei and P. spelaea.

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