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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Heptapteridae Three-barbeled catfishes

Genus: Pimelodella

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Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Pimelodella altipinnis
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Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Pimelodella australis
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South America
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Pimelodella avanhandavae Eigenmann, 1917

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Pimelodella avanhandavae
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Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Pimelodella boliviana
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Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Pimelodella boschmai
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Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Pimelodella brasiliensis
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Max. Length 36 cm SL

 
Pimelodella breviceps
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Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Pimelodella buckleyi
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Central and South America
Max. Length 15.4 cm TL
Pimelodella chagresi (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Brown, C.
 
Pimelodella chagresi
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Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Pimelodella chaparae
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Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Pimelodella conquetaensis
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South America
Max. Length 34 cm SL
Pimelodella cristata (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Photo by Photo by Porcelli, D.
 
Pimelodella cristata
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Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Pimelodella cruxenti
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Pimelodella cyanostigma
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Max. Length 12.4 cm TL

 
Pimelodella dorseyi
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Max. Length 24.5 cm TL

 
Pimelodella eigenmanni
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Pimelodella eigenmanniorum
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South America
Max. Length 16.9 cm TL
Pimelodella elongata (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Pimelodella elongata
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Max. Length 5.9 cm TL

 
Pimelodella enochi
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Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Pimelodella eutaenia
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Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Pimelodella figueroai
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South America
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Pimelodella geryi Hoedeman, 1961

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Pimelodella geryi
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South America
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Pimelodella gracilis (Valenciennes, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Pimelodella gracilis
[Graceful pimelodella]
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Max. Length 8.8 cm TL

 
Pimelodella griffini
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Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Pimelodella grisea
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Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Pimelodella harttii
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Max. Length 12.5 cm TL

 
Pimelodella hartwelli
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Max. Length 8.1 cm TL

 
Pimelodella hasemani
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Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Pimelodella howesi
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Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Pimelodella ignobilis
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Max. Length 10.4 cm SL

 
Pimelodella itapicuruensis
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South America
Max. Length 20.2 cm SL
Pimelodella kronei (Miranda Ribeiro, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Pimelodella kronei
[Blind catfish]
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Max. Length 20.2 cm TL

 
Pimelodella lateristriga
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South America
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Pimelodella laticeps Eigenmann, 1917

Photo by Photo by Correa, E.
 
Pimelodella laticeps
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Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Pimelodella laurenti
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Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Pimelodella leptosoma
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Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Pimelodella linami
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Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Pimelodella longipinnis
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Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Pimelodella macrocephala
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South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Pimelodella macturki Eigenmann, 1912

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Pimelodella macturki
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Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Pimelodella martinezi
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South America
Max. Length 14.1 cm TL
Pimelodella meeki Eigenmann, 1910

Photo by Photo by Marceniuk, A.P.
 
Pimelodella meeki
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Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Pimelodella megalops
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Max. Length 22 cm TL

 
Pimelodella megalura
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Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Pimelodella metae
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South America
Max. Length 12.1 cm TL
Pimelodella modestus (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Aguirre, W.
 
Pimelodella modestus
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South America
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Pimelodella montana Allen, 1942

Photo by Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.
 
Pimelodella montana
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Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Pimelodella mucosa
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Pimelodella nigrofasciata
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Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Pimelodella notomelas
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South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Pimelodella odynea Schultz, 1944

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Pimelodella odynea
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Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Pimelodella ophthalmica
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Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Pimelodella pallida
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Max. Length 13.5 cm TL

 
Pimelodella papariae
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Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Pimelodella pappenheimi
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South America
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Pimelodella parnahybae Fowler, 1941

Photo by Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Pimelodella parnahybae
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Max. Length 2.8 cm TL

 
Pimelodella parva
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Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Pimelodella pectinifer
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Max. Length 5.2 cm TL

 
Pimelodella peruana
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Max. Length 5.2 cm TL

 
Pimelodella peruensis
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Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Pimelodella procera
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Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Pimelodella rendahli
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Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Pimelodella reyesi
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Max. Length 9.7 cm TL

 
Pimelodella robinsoni
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Max. Length 18.2 cm TL

 
Pimelodella roccae
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Max. Length 10.5 cm SL

 
Pimelodella rudolphi
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Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Pimelodella serrata
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Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Pimelodella spelaea
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Max. Length 21.2 cm SL

 
Pimelodella steindachneri
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Max. Length 8.5 cm TL

 
Pimelodella taeniophora
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Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Pimelodella taenioptera
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Max. Length 15.6 cm TL

 
Pimelodella tapatapae
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Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Pimelodella transitoria
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Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Pimelodella vittata
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Max. Length 19.8 cm TL

 
Pimelodella wesselii
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Max. Length 16.8 cm TL

 
Pimelodella witmeri
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Max. Length 11.6 cm TL

 
Pimelodella wolfi
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Max. Length 4.8 cm TL

 
Pimelodella yuncensis
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pimelodella altipinnis South America 6.4 SL 1864
Pimelodella australis South America 10.6 SL 1917
Pimelodella avanhandavae South America 14.2 SL 1917
Pimelodella boliviana South America 9 SL 1917
Pimelodella boschmai South America 10 SL 1964
Pimelodella brasiliensis South America 18 TL 1877
Pimelodella breviceps South America 36 SL 1858
Pimelodella buckleyi South America 16 TL 1887
Pimelodella chagresi Central and South America 15.4 TL 1876
Pimelodella chaparae South America 5.1 SL 1940
Pimelodella conquetaensis South America 14 TL 1925
Pimelodella cristata South America 34 SL 1849
Pimelodella cruxenti South America 11.1 SL 1950
Pimelodella cyanostigma South America 1870
Pimelodella dorseyi South America 12.4 TL 1941
Pimelodella eigenmanni South America 24.5 TL 1891
Pimelodella eigenmanniorum South America 1911
Pimelodella elongata South America 16.9 TL 1860
Pimelodella enochi South America 5.9 TL 1941
Pimelodella eutaenia South America 14.5 TL 1913
Pimelodella figueroai South America 9.1 SL 1961
Pimelodella geryi South America 10.8 SL 1961
Pimelodella gracilis Graceful pimelodella South America 18 SL 1835
Pimelodella griffini South America 8.8 TL 1917
Pimelodella grisea South America 14 TL 1903
Pimelodella harttii South America 15 SL 1877
Pimelodella hartwelli South America 12.5 TL 1940
Pimelodella hasemani South America 8.1 TL 1917
Pimelodella howesi South America 7.9 SL 1940
Pimelodella ignobilis South America 10 SL 1907
Pimelodella itapicuruensis South America 10.4 SL 1917
Pimelodella kronei Blind catfish South America 20.2 SL 1907
Pimelodella lateristriga South America 20.2 TL 1823
Pimelodella laticeps South America 11.7 SL 1917
Pimelodella laurenti South America 7.1 SL 1941
Pimelodella leptosoma South America 8 TL 1914
Pimelodella linami South America 7.5 SL 1944
Pimelodella longipinnis South America 8.8 SL 1927
Pimelodella macrocephala South America 2.6 SL 1943
Pimelodella macturki South America 11 SL 1912
Pimelodella martinezi South America 6.8 SL 1970
Pimelodella meeki South America 14.1 TL 1910
Pimelodella megalops South America 10 SL 1912
Pimelodella megalura South America 22 TL 1918
Pimelodella metae South America 10 TL 1917
Pimelodella modestus South America 12.1 TL 1860
Pimelodella montana South America 9.3 SL 1942
Pimelodella mucosa South America 13.5 SL 1907
Pimelodella nigrofasciata South America 1897
Pimelodella notomelas South America 6 TL 1917
Pimelodella odynea South America 10 SL 1944
Pimelodella ophthalmica South America 14.5 TL 1878
Pimelodella pallida South America 9.4 SL 1961
Pimelodella papariae South America 13.5 TL 1941
Pimelodella pappenheimi South America 15 TL 1925
Pimelodella parnahybae South America 9.5 TL 1941
Pimelodella parva South America 2.8 TL 1942
Pimelodella pectinifer South America 15 SL 1888
Pimelodella peruana South America 5.2 TL 1942
Pimelodella peruensis South America 5.2 TL 1915
Pimelodella procera South America 11.7 SL 1983
Pimelodella rendahli South America 8.7 SL 1925
Pimelodella reyesi South America 9.9 SL 1964
Pimelodella robinsoni South America 9.7 TL 1941
Pimelodella roccae South America 18.2 TL 1917
Pimelodella rudolphi South America 10.5 SL 1918
Pimelodella serrata South America 11 TL 1917
Pimelodella spelaea South America 8.1 SL 2004
Pimelodella steindachneri South America 21.2 SL 1917
Pimelodella taeniophora South America 8.5 TL 1903
Pimelodella taenioptera South America 12.1 SL 1914
Pimelodella tapatapae South America 15.6 TL 1920
Pimelodella transitoria South America 13 SL 1907
Pimelodella vittata South America 9.7 SL 1874
Pimelodella wesselii South America 19.8 TL 1877
Pimelodella witmeri South America 16.8 TL 1941
Pimelodella wolfi South America 11.6 TL 1941
Pimelodella yuncensis South America 4.8 TL 1902



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