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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 760mm or 29.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Orinoco River basin.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Boletin del Instituto Oceanografico Universidad de Oriente Cumana v. 7 (no. 1), pp 58, Figs. 28-29.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 28 06:12 (species record created: 2002 May 18 00:00)