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Jump to next section 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.
Size Smallest 256mm, largest 800mm, average 478mm, most commonly 505mm. 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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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Sorubim lima (95.16%)
2. Sorubim elongatus (3.23%)
3. Sorubim cuspicaudus (1.61%)

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