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

Genus: Pimelodus

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34 species
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pimelodus absconditus South America 28.7 TL 1995
Pimelodus albicans South America 57 TL 1840
Pimelodus albofasciatus South America 29.5 SL 1974
Pimelodus altissimus South America 1942
Pimelodus argenteus South America 25 SL 1891
Pimelodus atrobrunneus South America 25.7 TL 1999
Pimelodus blochii Bloch's catfish South America 35 TL 1840
Pimelodus brevis South America 28.5 SL 1933
Pimelodus britskii South America 36 SL 2007
Pimelodus coprophagus South America 25 SL 1944
Pimelodus fur South America 28 SL 1874
Pimelodus garciabarrigai South America 1961
Pimelodus grosskopfii Capaz South America 38 SL 1879
Pimelodus halisodous South America 11.1 SL 2008
Pimelodus jivaro South America 1942
Pimelodus joannis South America 7.7 SL 2008
Pimelodus luciae South America 8.7 SL 2010
Pimelodus maculatus South America 51 TL 1803
Pimelodus microstoma South America 33 SL 1877
Pimelodus multicratifer South America 19.8 SL 2011
Pimelodus mysteriosus South America 14.3 SL 1998
Pimelodus navarroi South America 30 SL 1944
Pimelodus ornatus South America 38.5 SL 1858
Pimelodus ortmanni South America 29.5 SL 1911
Pimelodus pantaneiro South America 25.6 SL 2007
Pimelodus paranaensis South America 23.1 SL 1988
Pimelodus pictus Pictus cat South America 11 TL 1876
Pimelodus pintado South America 28.1 SL 2008
Pimelodus platicirris South America 16 SL 1927
Pimelodus pohli South America 15.0 SL 2006
Pimelodus punctatus Central America 1913
Pimelodus speciosus South America 2018
Pimelodus stewarti South America 6.6 SL 2008
Pimelodus tetramerus South America 17.2 SL 2006

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