Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum

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Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pimelodidae
Genus: Pseudoplatystoma
Species: P. tigrinum
Binomial name
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
(Valenciennes, 1840)[1]

Platystoma tigrinum
Platystoma truncatum
Platystoma punctatum [2]

Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum, the tiger sorubim, is a species of long-whiskered catfish native to the Amazon Basin in South America.[2]

This species grows to 130 cm (51 in) in total length.[3][2]


  1. ^ Cuvier, G. & A. Valenciennes (1840) Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Tome Quinzième. Suite du Livre Dix septième. Siluroïdes. Ch. Pitois, Paris, xxxi, p.p. 10-11, pls. 422.
  2. ^ a b c Buitrago-Suárez, Uriel Angel & Brooks M. Burr (2007). "Taxonomy of the catfish genus Pseudoplatystoma Bleeker (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae) with recognition of eight species"; Zootaxa 1512: 1–38 (30-32).
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum" in FishBase. February 2012 version.