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

Genus: Sorubim

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

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



South America
Max. Length 32.2 cm SL
Sorubim elongatus Littmann, Burr, Schmidt & Isern, 2001

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



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

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Sorubim lima
[Duckbill catfish]
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Max. Length 25.6 cm SL

 
Sorubim maniradii
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Max. Length 50.7 cm SL

 
Sorubim trigonocephalus
[Arrowhead shovelnose]



5 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sorubim cuspicaudus Trans-Andean shovelnose catfish South America 80 SL 2000
Sorubim elongatus Slender shovelnose catfish South America 32.2 SL 2001
Sorubim lima Duckbill catfish South America 54.2 TL 1801
Sorubim maniradii South America 25.6 SL 2001
Sorubim trigonocephalus Arrowhead shovelnose South America 50.7 SL 1920



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