Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Pimelodidae
Etymology: Pimelodus: Greek, pimele = fat + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335); stewarti: Named for Donald Stewart, in recognition of his many contributions to catfish systematics.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Rio Tocantins drainage in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79502)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 40. Differs from its congeners, except Pimelodus halisodous, Pimelodus joannis, Pimelodus ornatus and Pimelodus pictus, by having the following characters: distal portion of dorsal-fin rays 2-4 with a dark spot; just anterior to dorsal fin with dark transverse band; shorter distance between the posterior nostril and the anterior orbital border (posterior nostril closer to anterior orbital border. Can be separated from Pimelodus ornatus and Pimelodus pictus by its flank with uniform gray coloration lateral line with a light narrow band; from Pimelodus joannis by having a greater posterior cleithral-process length (12.7-15.6 vs. 10.2-12.4% of SL) and by lacking dark blotches on the caudal-fin base and from Pimelodus halisodous by a smaller pectoral- spine length (15.4-19.6 vs. 20.0-23.5% of SL); a shorter snout (36.1-40.9 vs. 43.1-47.9% of HL); and by having fewer rows of premaxillary teeth (5-8 vs. 13-16) (Ref. 79502).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ribeiro, F.R.V., C.A.S. Lucena and P.H.F. Lucinda, 2008. Three new Pimelodus species (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae) from the rio Tocantins drainage, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(3):455-464. (Ref. 79502)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00251 - 0.01046), b=3.11 (2.94 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .