Cat-eLog Right Arrow Doradidae Right Arrow Oxydoras

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Scientific Name Oxydoras kneri  Bleeker, 1862
Common Name Armado (Argentinian)
Type Locality Cuiabá, Brazil.
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. The specific epithet is after Rudolph Kner, a 19th century Ichthyologist.
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Size 700mm or 27.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Rio Paraná basin
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Omnivorous, feeding mainly on insects, crustaceans, mollusks, other invertebrates and some vegetable material.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Atlas ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises v. 2 - pp5
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Last Update 2013 Feb 10 16:03 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 06:43)