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Pinirampus pirinampu

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Contents of this page belong to www.fishlookup.com Pinirampus pirinampu is a species of catfish (order Siluriformes) of the family Pimelodidae. P. pirinampu is also known as the flatwhiskered catfish.[1]

This species was first described as Pimelodus barbancho; however, this is considered a nomen oblitum.[2] It was then described as Pimelodus pirinampu in 1829. In 1858, the genus Pinirampus was described for this species, in which it is usually classified as the only species.[2] However, P. argentinus has been considered a part of this genus.[3]

P. pirinampu has a wide range in Brazil.[4] This species is found in the Amazon, Essequibo, Orinoco, and Paraná basins.[1]

P. pirinampu may reach a length of 60–75 centimetres (24–30 in) and an average weight of 3–5 kilograms (6.6–11 lb).[4] This species has a maximum published weight of 7,680 kg (16,930 lb).[1] These fish reach sexual maturity at just under 60 cm (24 in) in length.[5]

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