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Scientific Name Doras phlyzakion  Sabaj Pérez & Birindelli, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Tefé (Amazonas Drainage), beach, Vista Escura, 3°38'S, 64°59'W, Amazonas, Brazil.
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.  Species name from the Greek phlyzakion, meaning blister (Jaeger, 1950), alluding to the abundant pores on the ventral surface of body.
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Size 189mm or 7.4" 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 Solimoes and Rio Negro basins.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes) (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)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 157
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Last Update 2009 Jan 30 15:52 (species record created: 2008 Dec 28 09:35)