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Arapaima

Arapaima

Barred sorubim

Barred sorubim

Redtail catfish

Redtail catfish

Acary avion

Acary avion

Red-bellied Pacu

Red-bellied Pacu

Itaituba freshwater stingray

Itaituba freshwater stingray

Redhump eartheater

Redhump eartheater

Sailfin pimeloid

Sailfin pimeloid

Broadband red headstander

Broadband red headstander

Metallic livebearer

Metallic livebearer

Rosy tetra

Rosy tetra

Emperor tetra

Emperor tetra

Red phantom tetra

Red phantom tetra

Redhook myleus

Redhook myleus

Colombian darter characin

Colombian darter characin

Striped Headstander

Striped Headstander

Winterbottoms headstander

Winterbottoms headstander

Striped headstander

Striped headstander

Darter characine

Darter characine

Equator hero cichlid

Equator hero cichlid

Ecuador Cichlid

Ecuador Cichlid

Meta Cichlid

Meta Cichlid

Red-eye Tetra

Red-eye Tetra

Oscar

Oscar

Cardinal tetra

Cardinal tetra

Common Whiptail Catfish

Common Whiptail Catfish

Amazon sailfin catfish

Amazon sailfin catfish

Sail fin pleco

Sail fin pleco

Blue Phantom Pleco

Blue Phantom Pleco

Redfin rubbernose

Redfin rubbernose

Redfin rubbernose

Redfin rubbernose

Snowball Pleco

Snowball Pleco

Lemon Spotted Green Pleco

Lemon Spotted Green Pleco

Uaru

Uaru

Alligator Pleco

Alligator Pleco

King Tiger Pleco

King Tiger Pleco

Demini Leopard Cactus Pleco

Demini Leopard Cactus Pleco

Gulper Catfish

Gulper Catfish

White spotted Ventuari Pleco

White spotted Ventuari Pleco

Yellow plankton cichlid

Yellow plankton cichlid

Sharkfin characin

Sharkfin characin

Scissortail characin

Scissortail characin

Threestripe pencilfish

Threestripe pencilfish

Brown pencilfish

Brown pencilfish

Colombian wild guppy

Colombian wild guppy

Colombian wild guppy

Colombian wild guppy

Butterfly splitfin

Butterfly splitfin

Butterfly splitfin

Butterfly splitfin

Shampupa Royal Pleco

Shampupa Royal Pleco

Colombian Blue Eyed Pleco

Colombian Blue Eyed Pleco

Huallaga Bristlenose Catfish

Huallaga Bristlenose Catfish

Huallaga Bristlenose Catfish

Huallaga Bristlenose Catfish

Barred sorubim

Barred sorubim

Facts

LatinPseudoplatystoma fasciatum
Size104 cm
FoodFish
HabitatAt the bottom of rivers, lakes and flooded forests
IUCN

Not evaluated

LocationThe Amazon Basin in South America
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A tasty life

The barred sorubim lives near the lake bottom and uses its long barbels to taste its surroundings. The barred sorubim uses senses other than sight, because it hunts primarily at night.

Vertical camouflage

During the day, the barred sorubim conceals itself among tall aquatic plants. The large, narrow fish blends in with its surroundings by standing upright between the plant stems.


Under the riverbank

River life

The plants in the river

River deep

Armored predators

Conservation of species

California kingsnake

River pool

Archerfish

Endangered species

Lake Tanganyika

Lake Malawi