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

Genus: Pseudoplatystoma

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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by Timm, C.D.

South America
Max. Length 166 cm TL
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans
[Spotted sorubim]

Photo by Magalhães, K.

South America
Max. Length 104 cm TL
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Magalhães, K.
 
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
[Barred sorubim]

Photo by Alvarez, F. / GIUA

South America
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum Buitrago-Suárez & Burr, 2007

Photo by Alvarez, F. / GIUA
 
Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 55.9 cm SL

 
Pseudoplatystoma metaense
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 52.4 cm SL

 
Pseudoplatystoma orinocoense
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

South America
Max. Length 60.5 cm SL
Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum
[]

Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by IBAMA
 
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
[Tiger sorubim]
7 Species of Family Pimelodidae with Genus Pseudoplatystoma
(Long-whiskered catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1829 Pseudoplatystoma corruscans Spotted sorubim South America 166 TL
1766 Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum Barred sorubim South America 104 TL
2007 Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum South America 100 TL
2007 Pseudoplatystoma metaense South America 55.9 SL
2007 Pseudoplatystoma orinocoense South America 52.4 SL
1889 Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum South America 60.5 SL
1840 Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum Tiger sorubim South America 130 TL



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