Sailfish catfish

Other scientific names that were used for P.

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The Sailfish catfish lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 6.5 - 7.8, dH range: 4 - 20 environment.

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lots of big sailfish catfish foraging in the sand all along the bottom edge of the reef. More

Lots of sailfish catfish of all sizes, including several balls of juveniles, cavorted on the sand up close to the safety of their holes. White tip reef sharks cruised back and forth along the edges. More

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Common names

Acari in Portuguese (Português)
Acari bodó bodó in Portuguese (Português)
Amazon sailfin catfish in English
butterfly pleco in English
Cachga in Spanish (español)
Cachpas in Spanish (español)
Cajas in Spanish (español)
Carachama in Spanish (español)
Cascudo in Spanish (español)
Long-fin armored catfish in English
Orinoco sailfin catfish in English
Pantterileväpleko in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Peru-Riesenschilderwels in German (Deutsch)
plecóstoma del Orinoco in Spanish (español)
Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus in Latin (latine)
Radiated ptero in English
sailfin catfish in English
sailfish catfish in English
Sejlfinnet sugemalle in Danish (dansk)
Tummaleväpleko in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Vieja in Spanish (español)
多輻翼甲鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
多輻脂身鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
多辐翼甲鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
多辐脂身鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
豹紋脂身鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
豹纹脂身鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Siluriformes
Family : Loricariidae
Genus : Pterygoplichthys
Species : Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus
Authority : Castelnau, 1855