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  • Doras higuchii
  • Doras higuchii
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Scientific Name Doras higuchii  Sabaj Pérez & Birindelli, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Curuám (Iriri-Xingu Drainage), near town of Castelo dos Sonhos, 8°19'07''S, 55°05'23''W, Altamira Municipality, Pará, 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 named in honour of Horácio Higuchi.
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Size 241mm or 9.5" 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: lower Amazon tributaries.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (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 2012 Dec 26 18:39 (species record created: 2008 Dec 28 09:35)