Sorubimichthys planiceps (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)
Firewood catfish
photo by IBAMA

Family:  Pimelodidae (Long-whiskered catfishes)
Max. size:  150 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
Biology:  Mainly nocturnal. Feeds primarily on nekton (Ref. 9110).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 10.08.94
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 24.06.05

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