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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. 
Down arrow Species Information
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
Down arrow Husbandry Information
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
Down arrow Further Information
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)