|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Sorubim elongatus Littmann, Burr, Schmidt & Isern, 2001|
|Type Locality||Río Itaya drainage, 50 meters upstream of confluence wth Moena Caño, Río Amazonas basin (ca. 3°46'20''S, 73°14'17''W), Ullpa Caño, Maynas Province, Depto Loreto, Peru.|
|Pronunciation||sarw oo bim|
|Etymology||Sorubi is the Brazilian local name for this fish (and several other pimelodids), latinised to become Sorubim. This specific epithet refers to its elongated (elongatus=prolonged, elongated) head and body shape.|
|Size||300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||No other pimelodid genus possesses a dark horizontal stripe stretching entire length of head and body.
Very generally, Sorubim with spots are usually S. elongatus. They are more of a black water species and, as with most such species, tend towards more variable, spotted patterning.
|Distribution||South America: Amazon, Essequibo, and Orinoco River basins; a disjunct record from Río Mamore, Bolivia.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 12 (no. 1), pp 4, Fig. 2.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 01 13:35 (species record created: 2001 Aug 06 00:00)|