Tiger sorubim

Hemiplatystoma Bleeker, 1862

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The Tiger sorubim lives in the demersal, potamodromous, freshwater, pH range: 6.2 - 7.2, dH range: 20 environment.

world record tiger sorubim, a 36 pounder, was caught in Guyana. These fish can attain monstrous proportions. I have seen photos of four-foot sorubim, caught on trotlines, that weighed more than 100 lbs. Unfortunately, overfishing has become a problem despite minimum size requirements. More

known as tiger sorubim, they prowl the deep in search of what they can devour. They are an extremely important food fish for the Amazonian natives, which rely greatly on these species. They can be found in huge numbers at local markets. More

Common names

Bagre rayado in Spanish (español)
Cabezona in Portuguese (Português)
Caparari in Portuguese (Português)
Capari in Portuguese (Português)
Catfish in English
Kalterilapamonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Lowi in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Lowi in Djuka
Pirambucu in Portuguese (Português)
Poson-tig in Creole, French
Poson-tig in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Spigri kati in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Spigri kati in Saramaccan
Suluwi in Oyampi
Suluwi in South American Indian (Other)
Tiger catfish in English
Tiger sorubim in English
Tigerspatelwels in German (Deutsch)
Tigre zúngaro in Spanish (español)
Torch-tig in Creole, French
Torch-tig in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Tunukri in Palicur
Uluwi in Carib
Uluwi in Galibi
Uluwi in Wayana
Wi in Creole, French
Wi in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Wi in Djuka
虎紋鴨嘴鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
虎纹鸭嘴鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Pimelodidae
Genus : Pseudoplatystoma
Species : Pseudoplatystoma tigrinum
Authority : Valenciennes, 1840