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Scientific Name Rhinodoras boehlkei  Glodek, Whitmire & Orcés V., 1976
Common Name Fog Talking Catfish
Type Locality Río Bobonaza between Montalvo and Chicherato, Ecuador.
Pronunciation rye no door ass
Etymology Rhinodoras: From the Greek rhinos, meaning nose, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the unusual snout morphology. Named for the American Ichthyologist James Böhlke (1930-1982).
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Size 133mm or 5.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Sexing Unknown
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Distribution Eastern Ecuador and Peru.
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 5.8 - 7.0
Temperature 24.0-26.0°C or 75.2-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding A typical doradid in that it will eat pretty much any food offered.
Furniture A PVC pipe around about a third longer and wider the fish is ideal. Several fish will happily share a slightly larger pipe. Bogwood or stones can also be used. Care must be taken that the fish does not decide to hide too close to an unguarded heater.
Compatibility Peaceful.
Breeding Unknown.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Fieldiana Zoology v. 70 (no. 1), pp 3, Figs. 1-2, 3A.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 14 06:02 (species record created: 2001 Apr 21 00:00)