Brachyplatystoma platynemum Boulenger, 1898
Slobbering catfish
photo by IBAMA

Family:  Pimelodidae (Long-whiskered catfishes)
Max. size:  100 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, potamodromous
Distribution:  South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Appears to migrate during high water or flood season. Nothing is known of its feeding habits (Ref. 6868).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.08.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.10.08
Checked by: Lundberg, John G. - 10.11.01

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