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

Genus: Sorubim

(See list of species below)



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5 species (see list below)

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Photo by Olaya-Nieto, C.W.

South America
Max. Length 80 cm SL
Sorubim cuspicaudus Littmann, Burr & Nass, 2000

Photo by Olaya-Nieto, C.W.
 
Sorubim cuspicaudus
[Trans-Andean shovelnose catfish]

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

South America
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Sorubim elongatus Littmann, Burr, Schmidt & Isern, 2001

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Sorubim elongatus
[Slender shovelnose catfish]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

South America
Max. Length 54.2 cm TL
Sorubim lima (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Sorubim lima
[Duckbill catfish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 25.2 cm SL

 
Sorubim maniradii
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 50.7 cm SL

 
Sorubim trigonocephalus
[Arrowhead shovelnose]
5 Species of Family Pimelodidae with Genus Sorubim
(Long-whiskered catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2000 Sorubim cuspicaudus Trans-Andean shovelnose catfish South America 80 SL
2001 Sorubim elongatus Slender shovelnose catfish South America 30 SL
1801 Sorubim lima Duckbill catfish South America 54.2 TL
2001 Sorubim maniradii South America 25.2 SL
1920 Sorubim trigonocephalus Arrowhead shovelnose South America 50.7 SL



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