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  • Oxydoras sifontesi
  • Oxydoras sifontesi
  • Oxydoras sifontesi
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Scientific Name Oxydoras sifontesi  Fernández-Yépez, 1968
Common Name Black Talking Catfish
Type Locality Lake 'El Medio', Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Hildadoras orinocensis, Pseudodoras holdeni
Pronunciation ox ee DOOR ass
Etymology Oxydoras: From the Greek oxys, meaning sharp and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the elongate snout. 
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Size 700mm or 27.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Orinoco River basin.
Orinoco (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 Bol. Inst. Oceanogr. Univ. Oriente, Cumanav. 7 (no. 1) - pp54 - Figs. 24-26
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Last Update 2011 Sep 10 04:07 (species record created: 2002 May 18 00:00)