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Scientific Name Sorubim elongatus  Littmann, Burr, Schmidt & Isern, 2001
Common Name
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.
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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.
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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
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)