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Down arrow 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.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Size Smallest 163mm, largest 350mm, average 248mm, most commonly 350mm. All SL.
Species There are 5 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
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Distribution

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