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Scientific Name Acanthodoras depressus  (Steindachner, 1881)
Common Name Talking Catfish
Type Locality Lago Aleixo rapids in the middle of the Amazon River.
Pronunciation ah KAN tho door ass
Etymology Acanthodoras: From the Greek akantha, meaning thorn, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the spines on the bony scutes along the lateral line. 
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Size 81mm or 3.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The only genus of doradid with a fully rounded caudal fin.
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Distribution South America: Amazon and Negro River basins.
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)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Compatibility Usually peaceful but there has been one report of large specimens fighting with congeners to the point of poisoning each other.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 43, pp103 [3], Pl. 1 (figs. 3-3a).
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Last Update 2020 Oct 16 09:31 (species record created: 2011 Sep 24 09:06)