Luciopimelodus pati

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Luciopimelodus pati
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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pimelodidae
Subfamily: Pimelodinae
Genus: Luciopimelodus
Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888
Species: L. pati
Binomial name
Luciopimelodus pati
(Valenciennes, 1835)
  • Pimelodus pati
    Valenciennes, 1835
  • Silurus 11-radiatus
    Larrañaga, 1923

Luciopimelodus pati is a South American species of freshwater long-whiskered catfish that inhabits the basin of the Río de la Plata and the Blanco River[disambiguation needed] of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. Its scientific name originates from its common name patí, though it may be simply referred to as pez gato ("catfish") in Spanish.[1] This species is the only recognized species in its genus.

It is found mostly in turbid and deep waters with moderate current. This fish can reach up to 103 centimetres (41 in) TL.[1] This fish is sparingly seen as an aquarium fish.


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Luciopimelodus pati" in FishBase. February 2012 version.

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