Other identification tools | FishBase

Fish Identification: Find Species

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

Genus: Pseudoplatystoma

(See list of species below)



Select Class:     Select Order:   
Select Family: Subfamily:     Select Genus:

Select Ocean (marine/brackish) or Continent (freshwater):
Select a country:
Only include species occuring above: m

Total number of spines in dorsal and anal fins (optional).      Enter total length (TL) and maximum body depth (BD)

Show family drawings / Hide family drawings



8 species
(see list below)
Export file

1 of 1 Jump to:



South America
Max. Length 166 cm TL
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Timm, C.D.
 
Pseudoplatystoma corruscans
[Spotted sorubim]



South America
Max. Length 104.5 cm SL
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Magalhães, K.
 
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum
[Barred sorubim]



South America
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum Buitrago-Suárez & Burr, 2007

Photo by Photo by Alvarez, F. / GIUA
 
Pseudoplatystoma magdaleniatum
[]



South America
Max. Length 55.9 cm SL
Pseudoplatystoma metaense Buitrago-Suárez & Burr, 2007

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Pseudoplatystoma metaense
[]



South America
Max. Length 52.4 cm SL
Pseudoplatystoma orinocoense Buitrago-Suárez & Burr, 2007

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Pseudoplatystoma orinocoense
[]
No picture found


 
Pseudoplatystoma punctifer
[]



South America
Max. Length 60.5 cm SL
Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1889

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum
[]



South America
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by IBAMA
 
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
[Tiger sorubim]



8

Sort by: Species Length Year
1 of 1 Jump to:
Export file
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



Other identification tools in FishBase


Quick Identification
Identification keys
Identification by morphometrics
Identification by pictures:
          If you already know the Family, go to Search FishBase, select Family and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the family.

          If you already know the Country, go to
Search FishBase, select Country and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the country.

          If you already know the Ecosystem, go to
Search FishBase, select Ecosystem and click on 'Identification by pictures' to display all available pictures in FishBase for the ecosystem.
cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013