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Family: Doradidae Thorny catfishes



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South America
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Acanthodoras cataphractus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Acanthodoras cataphractus
[Spiny catfish]



South America
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Acanthodoras depressus (Steindachner, 1881)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Acanthodoras depressus
[]



South America
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL
Acanthodoras spinosissimus (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Acanthodoras spinosissimus
[Talking catfish]



South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Agamyxis albomaculatus (Peters, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Royal, C.
 
Agamyxis albomaculatus
[Spiny cat-fish]



South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Agamyxis pectinifrons (Cope, 1870)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Agamyxis pectinifrons
[Whitebarred catfish]



South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Amblydoras affinis (Kner, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Amblydoras affinis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Amblydoras bolivarensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Amblydoras gonzalezi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Amblydoras monitor
[]



South America
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Amblydoras nauticus (Cope, 1874)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Amblydoras nauticus
[]



South America
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL
Anadoras grypus (Cope, 1872)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Anadoras grypus
[]
No picture found


 
Anadoras insculptus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Anadoras regani
[]



South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Anadoras weddellii (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Habluetzel, P.
 
Anadoras weddellii
[]



South America
Max. Length 32.3 cm SL
Anduzedoras oxyrhynchus (Valenciennes, 1821)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Anduzedoras oxyrhynchus
[]



South America
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Astrodoras asterifrons (Kner, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Astrodoras asterifrons
[]



South America
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL
Centrochir crocodili (Humboldt, 1821)

Photo by Photo by Ospina Pabon, J.G./GUIA
 
Centrochir crocodili
[]



South America
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Centrodoras brachiatus (Cope, 1872)

Photo by Photo by James, A.
 
Centrodoras brachiatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Centrodoras hasemani (Steindachner, 1915)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Centrodoras hasemani
[]



South America
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Doraops zuloagai Schultz, 1944

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Doraops zuloagai
[]



South America
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Doras carinatus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Doras carinatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 32.5 cm TL
Doras higuchii Sabaj Pérez & Birindelli, 2008

Photo by Photo by Togni, G.L.
 
Doras higuchii
[]



South America
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Doras micropoeus (Eigenmann, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Doras micropoeus
[]
No picture found


 
Doras phlyzakion
[]



South America

Doras zuanoni Sabaj Pérez & Birindelli, 2008

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Doras zuanoni
[]



South America
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Franciscodoras marmoratus (Lütken, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Bentinho, A.
 
Franciscodoras marmoratus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Hassar affinis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 28.5 cm TL

 
Hassar gabiru
[]



South America
Max. Length 29.8 cm TL
Hassar orestis (Steindachner, 1875)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Hassar orestis
[]



South America
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL
Hassar shewellkeimi Sabaj Pérez & Birindelli, 2013

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Hassar shewellkeimi
[]



South America
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Hassar wilderi Kindle, 1895

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Hassar wilderi
[]



South America
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL
Hemidoras morrisi Eigenmann, 1925

Photo by Photo by Small, F.
 
Hemidoras morrisi
[]



South America
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL
Hemidoras stenopeltis (Kner, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Hemidoras stenopeltis
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Hypodoras forficulatus Eigenmann, 1925

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Hypodoras forficulatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL
Kalyptodoras bahiensis Higuchi, Britski & Garavello, 1990

Photo by Photo by Brito, M.F.G.
 
Kalyptodoras bahiensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL
Leptodoras acipenserinus (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Leptodoras acipenserinus
[]



South America
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL
Leptodoras cataniai Sabaj Pérez, 2005

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Leptodoras cataniai
[]



South America
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL
Leptodoras copei (Fernández-Yépez, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Leptodoras copei
[]



South America
Max. Length 22.8 cm TL
Leptodoras hasemani (Steindachner, 1915)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Leptodoras hasemani
[]



South America
Max. Length 28.8 cm SL
Leptodoras juruensis Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Leptodoras juruensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 23 cm SL
Leptodoras linnelli Eigenmann, 1912

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Leptodoras linnelli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Leptodoras marki
[]



South America
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Leptodoras myersi Böhlke, 1970

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Leptodoras myersi
[]



South America
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL
Leptodoras nelsoni Sabaj Pérez, 2005

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Leptodoras nelsoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Leptodoras oyakawai
[]



South America
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Leptodoras praelongus (Myers & Weitzman, 1956)

Photo by Photo by Modder, T.
 
Leptodoras praelongus
[]



South America
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Leptodoras rogersae Sabaj Pérez, 2005

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Leptodoras rogersae
[]



South America
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Lithodoras dorsalis (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by IBAMA
 
Lithodoras dorsalis
[Rock-bacu]



South America
Max. Length 53 cm SL
Megalodoras guayoensis (Fernández-Yépez, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Megalodoras guayoensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Megalodoras uranoscopus (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Megalodoras uranoscopus
[]



South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Merodoras nheco Higuchi, Birindelli, Sousa & Britski, 2007

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Merodoras nheco
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Nemadoras cristinae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Nemadoras elongatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 16.3 cm SL
Nemadoras hemipeltis (Eigenmann, 1925)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Nemadoras hemipeltis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.3 cm SL

 
Nemadoras humeralis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.3 cm SL

 
Opsodoras boulengeri
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Opsodoras morei (Steindachner, 1881)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Opsodoras morei
[]



South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Opsodoras stuebelii (Steindachner, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Opsodoras stuebelii
[]



South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Orinocodoras eigenmanni Myers, 1927

Photo by Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Orinocodoras eigenmanni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.8 cm TL

 
Ossancora asterophysa
[]



South America
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL
Ossancora eigenmanni (Boulenger, 1895)

Photo by Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia
 
Ossancora eigenmanni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Ossancora fimbriata
[]



South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Ossancora punctata (Kner, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Ossancora punctata
[]



South America
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Oxydoras kneri Bleeker, 1862

Photo by Photo by Sverlij, S.
 
Oxydoras kneri
[]



South America
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Oxydoras niger (Valenciennes, 1821)

Photo by Photo by Magalhães, K.
 
Oxydoras niger
[Ripsaw catfish]



South America
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Oxydoras sifontesi Fernández-Yépez, 1968

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Oxydoras sifontesi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Physopyxis ananas
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Physopyxis cristata
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Physopyxis lyra Cope, 1872

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Physopyxis lyra
[]



South America
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Platydoras armatulus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Platydoras armatulus
[Southern striped raphael]



South America
Max. Length 21.6 cm SL
Platydoras brachylecis Piorski, Garavello, Arce H. & Sabaj Pérez, 2008

Photo by Photo by Arce, H.M.
 
Platydoras brachylecis
[]



South America
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Platydoras costatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Platydoras costatus
[Raphael catfish]



South America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Platydoras hancockii (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M./ Ana Sanabria
 
Platydoras hancockii
[Blue-eye catfish]



South America
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Pterodoras granulosus (Valenciennes, 1821)

Photo by Photo by Magalhães, K.
 
Pterodoras granulosus
[Granulated catfish]



South America
Max. Length 55 cm SL
Pterodoras rivasi (Fernández-Yépez, 1950)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Pterodoras rivasi
[]



South America
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL
Rhinodoras armbrusteri Sabaj Pérez, 2008

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Rhinodoras armbrusteri
[]



South America
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Rhinodoras boehlkei Glodek, Whitmire & Orcés V., 1976

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Rhinodoras boehlkei
[]



South America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Rhinodoras dorbignyi (Kner, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia
 
Rhinodoras dorbignyi
[]



South America
Max. Length 15.0 cm SL
Rhinodoras gallagheri Sabaj Pérez, Taphorn & Castillo G., 2008

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Rhinodoras gallagheri
[]



South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Rhinodoras thomersoni Taphorn & Lilyestrom, 1984

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Rhinodoras thomersoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.0 cm SL

 
Rhynchodoras castilloi
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Rhynchodoras woodsi Glodek, 1976

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Rhynchodoras woodsi
[]



South America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Rhynchodoras xingui Klausewitz & Rössel, 1961

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Rhynchodoras xingui
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.1 cm SL

 
Scorpiodoras calderonensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL
Scorpiodoras heckelii (Kner, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Scorpiodoras heckelii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.7 cm SL

 
Scorpiodoras liophysus
[]



South America
Max. Length 17.3 cm SL
Tenellus leporhinus (Eigenmann, 1912)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Tenellus leporhinus
[]



South America
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL
Tenellus ternetzi (Eigenmann, 1925)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Tenellus ternetzi
[]



South America
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL
Tenellus trimaculatus (Boulenger, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Tenellus trimaculatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Trachydoras brevis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Trachydoras gepharti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Trachydoras microstomus
[]



South America
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL
Trachydoras nattereri (Steindachner, 1881)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Trachydoras nattereri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

 
Trachydoras paraguayensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Trachydoras steindachneri (Perugia, 1897)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Trachydoras steindachneri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Wertheimeria maculata
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthodoras cataphractus Spiny catfish South America 11.5 SL 1758
Acanthodoras depressus South America 8.1 SL 1881
Acanthodoras spinosissimus Talking catfish South America 13.7 SL 1888
Agamyxis albomaculatus Spiny cat-fish South America 15 SL 1877
Agamyxis pectinifrons Whitebarred catfish South America 15 SL 1870
Amblydoras affinis South America 10 SL 1855
Amblydoras bolivarensis South America 10.2 SL 1968
Amblydoras gonzalezi South America 9.8 SL 1968
Amblydoras monitor South America 9 SL 1872
Amblydoras nauticus South America 7.5 SL 1874
Anadoras grypus South America 11.4 SL 1872
Anadoras insculptus South America 1912
Anadoras regani South America 11 SL 1908
Anadoras weddellii South America 15 SL 1855
Anduzedoras oxyrhynchus South America 32.3 SL 1821
Astrodoras asterifrons South America 8.1 SL 1853
Centrochir crocodili South America 22.5 SL 1821
Centrodoras brachiatus South America 41 TL 1872
Centrodoras hasemani South America 21 SL 1915
Doraops zuloagai South America 50 SL 1944
Doras carinatus South America 30 SL 1766
Doras higuchii South America 32.5 TL 2008
Doras micropoeus South America 35 SL 1912
Doras phlyzakion South America 2008
Doras zuanoni South America 2008
Franciscodoras marmoratus South America 36 TL 1874
Hassar affinis South America 20 SL 1881
Hassar gabiru South America 28.5 TL 2011
Hassar orestis South America 29.8 TL 1875
Hassar shewellkeimi South America 22.1 SL 2013
Hassar wilderi South America 25 TL 1895
Hemidoras morrisi South America 14.4 SL 1925
Hemidoras stenopeltis South America 19.4 SL 1855
Hypodoras forficulatus South America 10.4 SL 1925
Kalyptodoras bahiensis South America 24.5 SL 1990
Leptodoras acipenserinus South America 20.3 SL 1868
Leptodoras cataniai South America 19.4 SL 2005
Leptodoras copei South America 14.2 SL 1968
Leptodoras hasemani South America 22.8 TL 1915
Leptodoras juruensis South America 28.8 SL 1898
Leptodoras linnelli South America 23 SL 1912
Leptodoras marki South America 9.3 SL 2010
Leptodoras myersi South America 7.7 SL 1970
Leptodoras nelsoni South America 16.2 SL 2005
Leptodoras oyakawai South America 12.4 SL 2008
Leptodoras praelongus South America 18.5 SL 1956
Leptodoras rogersae South America 18 SL 2005
Lithodoras dorsalis Rock-bacu South America 100 TL 1840
Megalodoras guayoensis South America 53 SL 1968
Megalodoras uranoscopus South America 60 SL 1888
Merodoras nheco South America 7 SL 2007
Nemadoras cristinae South America 12.4 SL 2014
Nemadoras elongatus South America 16.5 SL 1898
Nemadoras hemipeltis South America 16.3 SL 1925
Nemadoras humeralis South America 16.3 SL 1855
Opsodoras boulengeri South America 19.3 SL 1915
Opsodoras morei South America 10.3 SL 1881
Opsodoras stuebelii South America 11 SL 1882
Orinocodoras eigenmanni South America 20 SL 1927
Ossancora asterophysa South America 16.8 TL 2011
Ossancora eigenmanni South America 15.2 SL 1895
Ossancora fimbriata South America 9.1 SL 1855
Ossancora punctata South America 11 SL 1855
Oxydoras kneri South America 70 TL 1862
Oxydoras niger Ripsaw catfish South America 100 SL 1821
Oxydoras sifontesi South America 76 TL 1968
Physopyxis ananas South America 2.2 SL 2005
Physopyxis cristata South America 2.3 SL 2005
Physopyxis lyra South America 3.5 SL 1872
Platydoras armatulus Southern striped raphael South America 43 SL 1840
Platydoras brachylecis South America 21.6 SL 2008
Platydoras costatus Raphael catfish South America 24 SL 1758
Platydoras hancockii Blue-eye catfish South America 15 TL 1840
Pterodoras granulosus Granulated catfish South America 70 TL 1821
Pterodoras rivasi South America 55 SL 1950
Rhinodoras armbrusteri South America 9.6 SL 2008
Rhinodoras boehlkei South America 17 TL 1976
Rhinodoras dorbignyi South America 50 TL 1855
Rhinodoras gallagheri South America 15.0 SL 2008
Rhinodoras thomersoni South America 20 SL 1984
Rhynchodoras castilloi South America 8.0 SL 2007
Rhynchodoras woodsi South America 10.5 SL 1976
Rhynchodoras xingui South America 6.3 SL 1961
Scorpiodoras calderonensis South America 15.1 SL 1880
Scorpiodoras heckelii South America 16.1 SL 1855
Scorpiodoras liophysus South America 15.7 SL 2011
Tenellus leporhinus South America 17.3 SL 1912
Tenellus ternetzi South America 12.9 SL 1925
Tenellus trimaculatus South America 11.4 SL 1898
Trachydoras brevis South America 9.3 SL 1853
Trachydoras gepharti South America 7.1 SL 2017
Trachydoras microstomus South America 5.9 SL 1912
Trachydoras nattereri South America 10.3 SL 1881
Trachydoras paraguayensis South America 19.2 SL 1907
Trachydoras steindachneri South America 8.6 SL 1897
Wertheimeria maculata South America 30 SL 1877



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