Cat-eLog Right Arrow Pimelodidae Right Arrow Hemisorubim

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Scientific Name Hemisorubim platyrhynchos  (Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Names Spotted Shovelnose Catfish
Plettet Spademalle (Denmark), Unterständiges Schaufelmaul (Germany)
Type Locality No Locality given [Brazil?].
Synonym(s) Platystoma platyrhynchos
Pronunciation hem ee sarw oo bim
Etymology (Greek)Hemi=half + Brazilian local name for this fish. This specific epithet refers to its broad (platys=broad, wide) snout (rhynchos=snout, nose).
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Size 525mm or 20.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon, Maroni, Orinoco, Paraná River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Marowijne (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.0 - 7.8
Temperature 20.0-22.0°C or 68-71.6°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH°25.
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Feeding Feeds on benthic organisms and fish. The position of the eyes and the shape of the mouth of this piscivorous fish give to its stalking mode of hunting.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Hist. Nat. Poiss.v. 15 - pp27
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Last Update 2018 Sep 18 02:22 (species record created: 2002 Oct 05 00:00)