|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)
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 113 (no. 4), pp 903, Figs. 2b, 3, 4c.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 25 14:05 (species record created: 2007 Apr 20 17:06)|