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Down arrow Summary of Sorubim
Pronounced sarw oo bim
Etymology Sorubi is the Brazilian local name for this fish (and several other pimelodids), latinised to become Sorubim.
Identification No other pimelodid genus possesses a dark horizontal stripe stretching entire length of head and body.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Size Smallest 252mm, largest 800mm, average 477mm, most commonly 530mm. All SL.
Species There are 5 "species" in the database
Keepers 3 species (60%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Distribution

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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Sorubim lima (95.24%)
2. Sorubim elongatus (3.17%)
3. Sorubim cuspicaudus (1.59%)
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