|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pseudoplatystoma corruscans (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)|
|Common Names||Spotted Shovelnose
|Type Locality||Rio São Francisco, Brazil.|
|Synonym(s)||Platystoma corruscans, Silurus macrocephalus, Sorubim caparary|
|Pronunciation||SUE doh plah tee stow mah|
|Etymology||(Greek)Pseudos=False +(Greek)platys=flat +(Greek)stoma=mouth.|
|Size||1140mm or 44.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Easily confused with other members of the genus, especially when young. Older specimens larger than around 300mm begin to show many more large black circular spots over the back region.|
|Distribution||South America: Sao Francisco and Paraná basins.
São Francisco (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 - 7.6|
|Temperature||22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)|
|Feeding||Fish, crustaceans and literally anything that it finds tasty and small enough to eat.|
|Furniture||Large secured pieces of bogwood and rock.|
|Compatibility||Will eat anything that isn't big enough to avoid being on the menu.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Other large catfish such as Oxydoras, Pterodoras and Megalodoras. Other fish should always be over half of its body length.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Selecta Piscium Brasiliam - pp26 - Pl. 13|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 19 17:51 (species record created: 2002 Jan 11 00:00)|