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Family: Pimelodidae Long-whiskered catfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aguarunichthys inpai South America 42 SL 1993
Aguarunichthys tocantinsensis South America 31.7 SL 1993
Aguarunichthys torosus South America 34.6 SL 1986
Bagropsis reinhardti South America 22.7 SL 1874
Bergiaria platana South America 9.1 SL 1908
Bergiaria westermanni South America 19.7 SL 1874
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
Calophysus macropterus Zamurito South America 40 TL 1819
Cheirocerus abuelo South America 20 SL 1944
Cheirocerus eques South America 1917
Cheirocerus goeldii South America 15.2 SL 1908
Conorhynchos conirostris South America 53.5 SL 1840
Duopalatinus emarginatus South America 14 SL 1840
Duopalatinus peruanus South America 15 SL 1942
Exallodontus aguanai South America 20 SL 1991
Hemisorubim platyrhynchos Porthole shovelnose catfish South America 61 TL 1840
Hypophthalmus edentatus Highwaterman catfish South America 57.5 TL 1829
Hypophthalmus fimbriatus South America 1858
Hypophthalmus marginatus South America 55 TL 1840
Hypophthalmus oremaculatus South America 1947
Iheringichthys labrosus South America 43.5 TL 1874
Iheringichthys megalops South America 1907
Iheringichthys syi South America 22 TL 2012
Leiarius arekaima South America 1841
Leiarius longibarbis South America 1855
Leiarius marmoratus South America 100 TL 1870
Leiarius pictus South America 60 TL 1849
Luciopimelodus pati Pati South America 103 TL 1835
Megalonema amaxanthum South America 10.6 SL 2008
Megalonema argentinum South America 27.1 SL 1938
Megalonema orixanthum South America 11.6 SL 2008
Megalonema pauciradiatum South America 3.8 SL 1919
Megalonema platanum South America 40 SL 1880
Megalonema platycephalum South America 30 TL 1912
Megalonema psammium South America 1944
Megalonema xanthum South America 15.9 SL 1912
Parapimelodus nigribarbis South America 19.8 TL 1889
Parapimelodus valenciennis South America 24 SL 1874
Perrunichthys perruno Leopard catfish South America 60 TL 1944
Phractocephalus hemioliopterus Redtail catfish South America 134.9 TL 1801
Pimelabditus moli South America 14.1 SL 2009
Pimelodina flavipinnis South America 39 SL 1876
Pimelodus absconditus South America 28.7 TL 1995
Pimelodus albicans South America 57 TL 1840
Pimelodus albofasciatus South America 25 TL 1974
Pimelodus altissimus South America 1942
Pimelodus argenteus South America 25 SL 1891
Pimelodus atrobrunneus South America 25.7 TL 1999
Pimelodus blochii Bloch's catfish South America 35 TL 1840
Pimelodus brevis South America 28.5 SL 1933
Pimelodus britskii South America 36 SL 2007
Pimelodus coprophagus South America 25 SL 1944
Pimelodus fur South America 28 SL 1874
Pimelodus garciabarrigai South America 1961
Pimelodus grosskopfii Capaz South America 32 SL 1879
Pimelodus halisodous South America 11.1 SL 2008
Pimelodus jivaro South America 1942
Pimelodus joannis South America 7.7 SL 2008
Pimelodus luciae South America 8.7 SL 2010
Pimelodus maculatus South America 51 TL 1803
Pimelodus microstoma South America 33 SL 1877
Pimelodus multicratifer South America 19.8 SL 2011
Pimelodus mysteriosus South America 14.3 SL 1998
Pimelodus navarroi South America 30 SL 1944
Pimelodus ornatus South America 38.5 SL 1858
Pimelodus ortmanni South America 29.5 SL 1911
Pimelodus pantaneiro South America 25.6 SL 2007
Pimelodus paranaensis South America 23.1 SL 1988
Pimelodus pictus Pictus cat South America 11 TL 1876
Pimelodus pintado South America 28.1 SL 2008
Pimelodus platicirris South America 16 SL 1927
Pimelodus pohli South America 15.0 SL 2006
Pimelodus punctatus Central America 1913
Pimelodus stewarti South America 6.6 SL 2008
Pimelodus tetramerus South America 17.2 SL 2006
Pinirampus pirinampu Flatwhiskered catfish South America 120 TL 1829
Platynematichthys notatus Coroatá South America 80 SL 1841
Platysilurus malarmo South America 70 SL 1944
Platysilurus mucosus South America 20 SL 1880
Platysilurus olallae South America 1977
Platystomatichthys sturio South America 40 TL 1858
Propimelodus araguayae South America 13.7 SL 2007
Propimelodus caesius South America 17.0 SL 2006
Propimelodus eigenmanni South America 24 SL 1946
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans Spotted sorubim South America 166 TL 1829
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum Barred sorubim South America 104.5 SL 1766
Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum South America 100 TL 2007
Pseudoplatystoma metaense South America 55.9 SL 2007
Pseudoplatystoma orinocoense South America 52.4 SL 2007
Pseudoplatystoma punctifer South America 1855
Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum South America 60.5 SL 1889
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum Tiger sorubim South America 130 TL 1840
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
Sorubimichthys planiceps Firewood catfish South America 150 SL 1829
Steindachneridion amblyurum South America 1888
Steindachneridion doceanum South America 42 SL 1889
Steindachneridion melanodermatum South America 53.2 SL 2005
Steindachneridion parahybae South America 1877
Steindachneridion punctatum South America 69.7 SL 1918
Steindachneridion scriptum South America 90 TL 1918
Zungaro jahu South America 140 SL 1898
Zungaro zungaro Gilded catfish South America 140 SL 1821
Zungaropsis multimaculatus South America 1908



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