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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pimelodidae Long-whiskered catfishes

Genus: Pimelodus

(See list of species below)



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33 species (see list below)

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South America
Max. Length 28.7 cm TL

 
Pimelodus absconditus
[]

Photo by Sverlij, S.

South America
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Pimelodus albicans (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Sverlij, S.
 
Pimelodus albicans
[]

Photo by Landines, M.

South America
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Pimelodus albofasciatus Mees, 1974

Photo by Landines, M.
 
Pimelodus albofasciatus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Pimelodus altissimus
[]

Photo by van de Ven, M.

South America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Pimelodus argenteus Perugia, 1891

Photo by van de Ven, M.
 
Pimelodus argenteus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 25.7 cm TL

 
Pimelodus atrobrunneus
[]

Photo by Castro Lima, F.

South America
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Pimelodus blochii Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Castro Lima, F.
 
Pimelodus blochii
[Bloch's catfish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL

 
Pimelodus brevis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Pimelodus britskii
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

South America
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Pimelodus coprophagus Schultz, 1944

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Pimelodus coprophagus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Pimelodus fur
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Pimelodus garciabarrigai
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

South America

Pimelodus grosskopfii Steindachner, 1879

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Pimelodus grosskopfii
[Capaz]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Pimelodus halisodous
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Pimelodus jivaro
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Pimelodus joannis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Pimelodus luciae
[]

Photo by Roselet, F.F.G.

South America
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Pimelodus maculatus Lacepède, 1803

Photo by Roselet, F.F.G.
 
Pimelodus maculatus
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Pimelodus microstoma Steindachner, 1877

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Pimelodus microstoma
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.8 cm SL

 
Pimelodus multicratifer
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Pimelodus mysteriosus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Pimelodus navarroi
[]

Photo by Holm, E.

South America
Max. Length 38.5 cm SL
Pimelodus ornatus Kner, 1858

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Pimelodus ornatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL

 
Pimelodus ortmanni
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 25.6 cm SL

 
Pimelodus pantaneiro
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 23.0 cm SL

 
Pimelodus paranaensis
[]

Photo by Landines, M.

South America
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pimelodus pictus Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Landines, M.
 
Pimelodus pictus
[Pictus cat]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 28.0 cm SL

 
Pimelodus pintado
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Pimelodus platicirris
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15.0 cm SL

 
Pimelodus pohli
[]
No picture found
Central America

 
Pimelodus punctatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Pimelodus stewarti
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Pimelodus tetramerus
[]
33 Species of Family Pimelodidae with Genus Pimelodus
(Long-whiskered catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1995 Pimelodus absconditus South America 28.7 TL
1840 Pimelodus albicans South America 57 TL
1974 Pimelodus albofasciatus South America 25 TL
1942 Pimelodus altissimus South America
1891 Pimelodus argenteus South America 25 SL
1999 Pimelodus atrobrunneus South America 25.7 TL
1840 Pimelodus blochii Bloch's catfish South America 35 TL
1933 Pimelodus brevis South America 28.5 SL
2007 Pimelodus britskii South America 30 SL
1944 Pimelodus coprophagus South America 25 SL
1874 Pimelodus fur South America 17 SL
1961 Pimelodus garciabarrigai South America
1879 Pimelodus grosskopfii Capaz South America
2008 Pimelodus halisodous South America 11.1 SL
1942 Pimelodus jivaro South America
2008 Pimelodus joannis South America 7.7 SL
2010 Pimelodus luciae South America 8.7 SL
1803 Pimelodus maculatus South America 51 TL
1877 Pimelodus microstoma South America 18 SL
2011 Pimelodus multicratifer South America 19.8 SL
1998 Pimelodus mysteriosus South America 14.3 SL
1944 Pimelodus navarroi South America 30 SL
1858 Pimelodus ornatus South America 38.5 SL
1911 Pimelodus ortmanni South America 16.1 SL
2007 Pimelodus pantaneiro South America 25.6 SL
1988 Pimelodus paranaensis South America 23.0 SL
1876 Pimelodus pictus Pictus cat South America 11 TL
2008 Pimelodus pintado South America 28.0 SL
1927 Pimelodus platicirris South America 16 SL
2006 Pimelodus pohli South America 15.0 SL
1913 Pimelodus punctatus Central America
2008 Pimelodus stewarti South America 6.6 SL
2006 Pimelodus tetramerus South America 17.2 SL



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