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Pictus Catfish, (Pimelodus pictus), Siluriformes, Pimelodidae, Polka-dot Catfish
Code Number:
AABV01P12_15.4093
Title:
Pictus Catfish, (Pimelodus pictus), Siluriformes, Pimelodidae, Polka-dot Catfish
South American Stream Fish, the adult female is larger than the adult male. Beware, this catfish has a very sharp pectoral and dorsal spine that can cause painful injures if not handled properly. Great care should be taken when netting these fish as they tend to get caught up in the net's mesh.

Range: Columbia, Amazon and Orinoco river basins
Feeding: nocturnal bottom feeders
Size: 11.0 centimetres (4.3 in)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pimelodidae
Genus: Pimelodus
Species: Pimelodus pictus
(Steindachner, 1876)
Keywords:
Actinopterygii, Freshwater Fish, Ray-finned Fishes, Fauna, Chordata, Chordates, Animal, Animalia, Underwater, Aquatic, Water, Nature, Osteichthyes, Vertebrate, Vertebrata, Ichthyology, species
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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