Cat-eLog Right Arrow Doradidae Right Arrow Doradinae Right Arrow The genus Doras

Jump to next section Summary of Doras
Pronounced DOOR ass
Etymology Uncertainty surrounds the origin of this genus name which means either "armour" or "dagger". The fishes in this group have both sharp fins (which can be called dagger-like) and armour.
Identification Doras are distinguished among Doradidae by a unique combination of three characteristics exhibited by the postcleithral process.
Size Smallest 163mm, largest 550mm, average 298mm, most commonly 350mm. All SL.
Species There are 5 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
1750 1770 1790 1810 1830 1850 1870 1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 2010 

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