Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Pimelodidae
Etymology: Sorubim: Brazilian local name, sorubim (Ref. 45335); trigonocephalus: Name from Latin 'trigonocephalus' referring to the triangular ('trigono-) shape of the head ('-cephalus) in dorsal or ventral views (Ref. 57983).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Madeira and Tapajós River basins, two Amazon tributaries.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36506)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19 - 22;
Vertebrae: 58. Distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: snout very elongated, triangular or arrowhead shaped in dorsal and ventral view; exposed portion of premaxillary tooth patch as long as wide (Ref. 57983).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lundberg, J.G. and M.W. Littmann, 2003. Pimelodidae (Long-whiskered catfishes). p. 432-446. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36506)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00331 - 0.02186), b=3.06 (2.84 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) .