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Scientific Name Ossancora punctata  (Kner, 1855)
Common Name Feather-faced Talking Catfish
Type Locality Rio Guaporé, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Doras punctatus
Pronunciation aw san core ah.
Etymology Punctatus - spotted, in reference to the spots on the fish.
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Size 110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Sometimes labelled as Opsodoras stubelii or similar in hobby literature. This species may have a spotted caudal fin but additionally has two mid lobe horizontal dark stripes, as opposed to D. punctatus which only has spots on the caudal fin.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 17, pp 136 [47], Pl. 6 (fig. 10).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 03:07 (species record created: 2006 Feb 20 00:00)