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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pimelodidae Long-whiskered catfishes

Genus: Brachyplatystoma

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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South America
Max. Length 58.1 cm SL

 
Brachyplatystoma capapretum
[]

Photo by Santos et al, 2006

South America
Max. Length 360 cm TL
Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein, 1819)

Photo by Santos et al, 2006
 
Brachyplatystoma filamentosum
[Kumakuma]

Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Brachyplatystoma juruense (Boulenger, 1898)

Photo by IBAMA
 
Brachyplatystoma juruense
[Zebra catfish]

Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Brachyplatystoma platynemum Boulenger, 1898

Photo by IBAMA
 
Brachyplatystoma platynemum
[Slobbering catfish]

Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 192 cm TL
Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by IBAMA
 
Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii
[]

Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum (Britski, 1981)

Photo by IBAMA
 
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum
[Tigerstriped catfish]

Photo by Holm, E.

South America
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Brachyplatystoma vaillantii
[Laulao catfish]
7 Species of Family Pimelodidae with Genus Brachyplatystoma
(Long-whiskered catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2005 Brachyplatystoma capapretum South America 58.1 SL
1819 Brachyplatystoma filamentosum Kumakuma South America 360 TL
1898 Brachyplatystoma juruense Zebra catfish South America 60 TL
1898 Brachyplatystoma platynemum Slobbering catfish South America 100 SL
1855 Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii South America 192 TL
1981 Brachyplatystoma tigrinum Tigerstriped catfish South America 60 TL
1840 Brachyplatystoma vaillantii Laulao catfish South America 150 TL



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