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  • Pterodoras rivasi
  • Pterodoras rivasi
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Scientific Name Pterodoras rivasi  (Fernández-Yépez, 1950)
Common Name
Type Locality Río Apure, 2 km east of San Fernando, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Apuredoras rivasi, Pterodoras angeli, Sachsdoras apurensis
Etymology Pterodoras: From the Greek pteron, meaning fin, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the forked caudal fin. 
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Size 550mm or 21.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Venezuela: Orinoco 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 Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle v. 10 (no. 27) 195 [1] Fig. on p. 196
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Last Update 2006 Aug 01 08:58 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 14:10)