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Scientific Name Astrodoras asterifrons  (Kner, 1853)
Common Name Star-gazing Doradid
Type Locality Barra do Rio Negro and River Guaporé.
Synonym(s) Doras asterifrons
Etymology Greek, astra = ray + Greek, dora = skin. 
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Nhamundá (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 6.5 - 7.8
Temperature 20.0-25.0°C or 68-77°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 20.
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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. 11 1853, pp 146 [10], Pl. (fig. 4).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 08 11:29 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 08:10)