Fish Identification: Find Species

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

Genus: Pseudoplatystoma

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans Spotted sorubim South America 182 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



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