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Scientific Name Rhinodoras dorbignyi  (Kner, 1855)
Common Name Marbled Thorny Catfish
Type Locality Rio de la Plata, South America.
Synonym(s) Doras dorbignyi, Doras nebulosus
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. 
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Size 300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraná River basin.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 6.5 - 7.0
Temperature 20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 10.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 17, pp 149 [60], Pl. 5 (fig. 9).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 07 10:36 (species record created: 2005 Mar 25 00:00)