|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|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?].|
|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).|
|Size||525mm or 20.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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)|
|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 Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|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)|