Platystomatichthys sturio

Taxobox
name = Sturgeon catfish
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Actinopterygii
ordo = Siluriformes
familia = Pimelodidae
genus = "Platystomatichthys"
genus_authority = Bleeker, 1862
species = "P. sturio"
binomial = "Platystomatichthys sturio"
binomial_authority = (Kner, 1858)
synonyms = "Platystoma sturio"
Kner, 1857

"Platystomatichthys sturio" is the only species in the genus "Platystomatichthys" of the catfish (order Siluriformes) family Pimelodidae.ITIS|ID=681791|taxon="Platystomatichthys sturio"|year=2007|date=May 23] It is sometimes called the sturgeon catfish. [cite book|title=Exotic Tropical Fishes|last=Axelrod|first=Herbert R.|authorlink=Herbert R. Axelrod|coauthors=Emmens, C.; Burgess, W.;Pronek, N.|publisher=T.F.H. Publications|year=1996|isbn=0-87666-543-1] This species occurs in the Amazon basin and reaches a length of about 40 centimetres (18 in) TL.FishBase species|genus=Platystomatichthys|species=sturio|year=2007|month=May] "Platystomatichthys" is classified under the "Calophysus-Pimelodus" clade". Within this clade, it is considered a part of the "Pimelodus-group" of Pimelodids, which also includes "Pimelodus", "Exallodontus", "Duopalatinus", "Cheirocerus", "Iheringichthys", "Bergiaria", "Bagropsis", "Parapimelodus", "Platysilurus", and "Propimelodus".cite journal|url=http://www.bioone.org/archive/0097-3157/152/1/pdf/i0097-3157-152-1-75.pdf|title="Propimelodus", new genus, and redescription of "Pimelodus eigenmanni" Van der Stigchel 1946, a long-recognized yet poorly-known South American catfish (Pimelodidae: Siluriformes)|last=Lundberg|first=John G.|coauthors=Parisi, Béatrice M.|journal=Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia|volume=152|pages=75–88|year=2002|format=PDF|doi=10.1635/0097-3157(2002)152 [0075:PNGARO] 2.0.CO;2|doilabel=10.1635/0097-3157(2002)152[0075:PNGARO]2.0.CO;2]

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