Cat-eLog Right Arrow Doradidae Right Arrow Oxydoras

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Scientific NameOxydoras kneri  Bleeker, 1862
Common NameArmado (Argentinian)
Type LocalityCuiabá, Brazil.
EtymologyOxydoras: 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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DistributionSouth America: Rio Paraná basin
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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FeedingOmnivorous, feeding mainly on insects, crustaceans, mollusks, other invertebrates and some vegetable material.
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ReferencesAtlas ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises v. 2 - pp5
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2013 Feb 10 16:03 (species record created: 2006 Oct 07 06:43)