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  • Agamyxis albomaculatus
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Scientific Name Agamyxis albomaculatus  (Peters, 1877)
Common Name Spotted Dora
Type Locality Calabozo, Venezuela.
Synonym(s) Doras albomaculatus
Pronunciation al bow mak you lah tuss
Etymology Agamyxis: From the Greek agan, meaning much, and myxa, meaning mucus; in reference to the mucus produced by the fish. Albo, white and maculatus, spotted means "White spotted".
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification A. pectinifrons and A. albomaculatus cannot be reliably told apart without dissection (which shows differences in the number of gas bladder tendrils).
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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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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1877, pp 470.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 13:01 (species record created: 2006 Aug 01 07:58)