Shovel-nosed catfish

The Shovel-nosed catfish lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, brackish environment.

The common Shovel-nosed catfish is one of the few predatory species that will easily to adapt to prepared foods. Healthy specimens will consume shrimp, fish pieces and earthworms if they are offered early and on a regular basis. More

Sign In or Sign Up now! Shovel-nosed Catfish of the Amazon River can grow to around 5 feet long and weigh in excess of 90 pounds. Most range around 3 feet in length, weighing 35 pounds or so. The skin is blue with gray mo... More

The Shovel-nosed catfish (Pseudoplatystoma) contains only three species, each growing to about 50 - 57 inches. They are beautiful when small, but can quickly outgrow most of our aquariums. The maxillary barbels are not long, extending only to the pectoral fins. More

Catfish data sheet: Sorubim lima, Shovel-nosed Catfish, Widespread in South America, Habitat: large flowing rivers, Maximum total length: 450 mm (18 in) Natural diet: Small fishes, crustaceans and anything small enough to be eaten!. Unknown breeding habits and there are no recorded sexual differences. More

Common names

Lake Argyle catfish in English
Lake Argyle silver cobbler in English
Midgley's catfish in English
Ord River catfish in English
Shovel-nosed catfish in English
Shovelhead catfish in English
Silver cobbler in English
米氏海鯰 in Mandarin Chinese
米氏海鲶 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Siluriformes
Family : Ariidae
Genus : Neoarius
Species : Neoarius midgleyi
Authority : Kailola & Pierce, 1988