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Scientific Name Hemisorubim platyrhynchos  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Names Spotted Shovelnose Catfish
Plettet Spademalle (Denmark), Unterständiges Schaufelmaul (Germany)
Type Locality No locality [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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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2020.
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. User data.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15, pp 27.
Registered Keepers There are 7 registered keepers, view all "my cats" data.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 01:51 (species record created: 2002 Oct 05 00:00)