Firewood catfish

Firewood catfish occur in the Amazon and Orinoco River basins.

The Firewood catfish lives in the demersal, freshwater environment.

The firewood catfish, Sorubimichthys planiceps, a species of South American pimelodid catfish, is the sole member of the genus Sorubimichthys. More

The Firewood Catfish aka Shovelnose Catfish is a large catfish that reaches sizes of up to five feet long; however the body is elongated and the fish don't weight very much compared to their length. They actually look like they are starving. More

name of Firewood Catfish stems from the fact that when it is caught it has no food value and so it is dried for firewood instead. Common Name: Firewood Catfish Synonyms: Sorubim jandia, S. More

Common names

Achacubo in Spanish (español)
bagre in Spanish (español)
Firewood catfish in English
Peixe lenhe in Portuguese (Português)
Shovelnose catfish in English
Sokkelolapamonni in Finnish (suomen kieli)
匙吻苏禄油鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
匙吻蘇祿油鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
平头苏禄油鲶 in Mandarin Chinese
平頭蘇祿油鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
曼氏鰭腺油鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
曼氏鳍腺油鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Pimelodidae
Genus : Sorubimichthys
Species : Sorubimichthys planiceps
Authority : Spix & Agassiz, 1829