Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum

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Tiger sorubim
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pimelodidae
Genus: Pseudoplatystoma
P. tigrinum
Binomial name
Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
  • Platystoma tigrinum Valenciennes, 1840
  • Platystoma truncatum Agassiz, 1829
  • Platystoma punctatum Valenciennes, 1840

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

The largest individuals of this species grows to 130 cm (51 in) in total length.[3][2] Although most specimens are smaller than this.


  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 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; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2012). "Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum" in FishBase. February 2012 version.