Phractocephalus hemioliopterus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Redtail catfish
photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Family:  Pimelodidae (Long-whiskered catfishes)
Max. size:  134.9 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 44 kg
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 5.5 - 6.80000019073486; dH range: 10, potamodromous
Distribution:  South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Biology:  Feeds on fish, crabs and fruits (Ref. 6868). The species is introduced but not established in Florida.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.09.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.04.18
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.08.94

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