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

Genus: Brachyplatystoma

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South America
Max. Length 58.1 cm SL
Brachyplatystoma capapretum Lundberg & Akama, 2005

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Brachyplatystoma capapretum
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South America
Max. Length 360 cm TL
Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein, 1819)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Brachyplatystoma filamentosum
[Kumakuma]



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

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Brachyplatystoma juruense
[Zebra catfish]



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

Photo by Photo by IBAMA
 
Brachyplatystoma platynemum
[Slobbering catfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii
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South America
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum (Britski, 1981)

Photo by Photo by IBAMA
 
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum
[Tigerstriped catfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Brachyplatystoma vaillantii
[Laulao catfish]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brachyplatystoma capapretum South America 58.1 SL 2005
Brachyplatystoma filamentosum Kumakuma South America 360 TL 1819
Brachyplatystoma juruense Zebra catfish South America 60 TL 1898
Brachyplatystoma platynemum Slobbering catfish South America 100 SL 1898
Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii South America 192 TL 1855
Brachyplatystoma tigrinum Tigerstriped catfish South America 60 TL 1981
Brachyplatystoma vaillantii Laulao catfish South America 150 TL 1840



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