Length Category: Medium (40-100 cm)
Trophic Level: Omnivore
Migratory Pattern: Medium Distance (100-1,000 km)
Spawning Period: Unknown
Export Market: National (outside Amazon)
Market Status: Second class
Moela potential yield was estimated to be 980 tons. The Lower Amazon (78%) accounts for the most of the catch, followed by the Tocantins (14%) and Central Amazon (6%) regions.
Natural History Notes:
Moela is reported by fishermen to be an omnivorous catfish that is occasionally captured in schools in river channels of whitewater rivers. Little is known about the biology of this species. Its Portuguese name, moela, or gizzard, refers to its extremely thickened lower stomach, though there are no studies of the function of this thickening.
|Simí mollejon||Pimelodina flavipinnis|
|Mota con Puntos||Pimelodina flavipinnis|