|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Sorubim cuspicaudus Littmann, Bur & Nass, 2000|
|Common Name||Trans-Andean Shovelnose Catfish|
|Type Locality||Río Magdalena drainage, at Puerto Soplaviento, Departamento de Tolima, Colombia|
|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 pointed (cuspis=pointed) tail (caudus=tail).|
|Size||800mm or 31.5" 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.
S. cuspicaudus can be distinguished from other species of Sorubim by its deeply forked and elongate caudal fin. Its lobes are both straight and pointed whilst other Sorubim have a rounded bottom lobe.
|Distribution||South America: Lake Maracaibo and the Magdalena and Sinu River basins.
Lake Maracaibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Magdalena (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Colombia Caribbean Rivers, Sinú (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Log in to view species occurence data on a map.
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. v. 113 (no. 4) 903 Figs. 2b, 3, 4c|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
There is but a single registered keeper, view all "my cats" data.
|Wishlists||Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
|Spotters||Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There are 3 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
|More on Sorubim cuspicaudus|
|Look up Sorubim cuspicaudus on AquaticRepublic.com|
|BBCode||(use in forum posts)|
|Look up Sorubim cuspicaudus on Fishbase|
|Get or print a QR code for this species profile, or try our LFS label creator.|
|Last Update||2010 Sep 06 12:12 (species record created: 2007 Apr 20 17:06)|