Pimelodus spp.

Freshwater fish found in rivers of the Northeast, South and Southeast regions, such as the São Francisco and La Plata basins, this catfish has no scales and can be easily recognized by the long, single “beard” it has under the mouth. Mildly-flavored, it is usually stewed with tomato and seasonings, and served with Pirão (fish broth and manioc flour mush), or breaded and deep fried.