Pimelodus absconditus Azpelicueta, 1995
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Family:  Pimelodidae (Long-whiskered catfishes)
Max. size:  28.7 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 194.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: ParanĂ¡ River basin.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits large or small rivers, streams and lagoons. Feeds on larvae of chironomids and ceratopogonids, both larvae and adult terrestrial Coleoptera, ants, mollusks and other fishes.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 26.05.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.11.08
Checked by: Lundberg, John G. - 10.11.01

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