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  • Doras micropoeus
  • Doras micropoeus
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Scientific Name Doras micropoeus  (Eigenmann, 1912)
Common Name
Type Locality Wismar, Guyana.
Synonym(s) Hemidoras micropoeus
Pronunciation 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.  
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Size 350mm or 13.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Doras are distinguished among Doradidae by a unique combination of three characteristics exhibited by the postcleithral process.
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Distribution South America: Essequibo, Demerara and Courantyne River basins and possibly other coastal drainages east to mouth of Amazon River.
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers, Corintijns (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Demerara (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Mem. Carnegie Mus. v. 5 (no. 1) 195
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Last Update 2006 Feb 25 00:00 (species record created: 2006 Feb 20 00:00)