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Family: Doradidae Thorny catfishes



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93 species (see list below)

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Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Acanthodoras cataphractus
[Spiny catfish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Acanthodoras depressus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Acanthodoras spinosissimus
[Talking catfish]

Photo by Royal, C.

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

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Agamyxis pectinifrons
[Whitebarred catfish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Amblydoras affinis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL

 
Amblydoras bolivarensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Amblydoras gonzalezi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Amblydoras monitor
[]

Photo by Ng, H.H.

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

Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Amblydoras nauticus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Anadoras grypus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Anadoras insculptus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Anadoras regani
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Anadoras weddellii
[]

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

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

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Anduzedoras oxyrhynchus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Astrodoras asterifrons
[]

Photo by Ospina Pabon, J.G./GUIA

South America
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Centrochir crocodili (Humboldt, 1821)

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

Photo by James, A.

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

Photo by James, A.
 
Centrodoras brachiatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 21 cm SL

 
Centrodoras hasemani
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

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

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Doraops zuloagai
[]

Photo by Holm, E.

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

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Doras carinatus
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Doras higuchii
[]

Photo by Holm, E.

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

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

 
Doras phlyzakion
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Doras zuanoni
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 36 cm TL

 
Franciscodoras marmoratus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Hassar affinis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Hassar gabiru
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 24.7 cm SL
Hassar orestis (Steindachner, 1875)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Hassar orestis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL

 
Hassar shewellkeimi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Hassar wilderi
[]

Photo by Small, F.

South America
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Hemidoras morrisi Eigenmann, 1925

Photo by Small, F.
 
Hemidoras morrisi
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Hemidoras stenopeltis (Kner, 1855)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Hemidoras stenopeltis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL

 
Hypodoras forficulatus
[]

Photo by Fulgêncio, M.

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

Photo by Fulgêncio, M.
 
Kalyptodoras bahiensis
[]

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

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

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

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Leptodoras cataniai
[]

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

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

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

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

South America
Max. Length 16.7 cm SL
Leptodoras hasemani (Steindachner, 1915)

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

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

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

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

Photo by Holm, E.

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

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Leptodoras linnelli
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Leptodoras marki
[]

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

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

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Leptodoras myersi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16.2 cm SL

 
Leptodoras nelsoni
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Leptodoras oyakawai
[]

Photo by Modder, T.

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

Photo by Modder, T.
 
Leptodoras praelongus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Leptodoras rogersae
[]

Photo by IBAMA

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

Photo by IBAMA
 
Lithodoras dorsalis
[Rock-bacu]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 53 cm SL

 
Megalodoras guayoensis
[]

Photo by Magalhães, K.

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

Photo by Magalhães, K.
 
Megalodoras uranoscopus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Merodoras nheco
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL

 
Nemadoras elongatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Nemadoras hemipeltis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Nemadoras humeralis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Nemadoras leporhinus (Eigenmann, 1912)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Nemadoras leporhinus
[]

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

South America
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL
Nemadoras trimaculatus (Boulenger, 1898)

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Nemadoras trimaculatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 14.2 cm SL

 
Opsodoras boulengeri
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Opsodoras morei
[]

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

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

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

Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

South America
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL
Opsodoras ternetzi Eigenmann, 1925

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

Photo by Jinkings, K.

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

Photo by Jinkings, K.
 
Orinocodoras eigenmanni
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Ossancora asterophysa
[]

Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia

South America
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Ossancora eigenmanni (Boulenger, 1895)

Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia
 
Ossancora eigenmanni
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Ossancora fimbriata
[]

Photo by Holm, E.

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

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Ossancora punctata
[]

Photo by Sverlij, S.

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

Photo by Sverlij, S.
 
Oxydoras kneri
[]

Photo by Magalhães, K.

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

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

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Oxydoras sifontesi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Physopyxis ananas
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Physopyxis cristata
[]

Photo by Sneegas, G.W.

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

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

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Platydoras armatulus (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Platydoras armatulus
[Southern striped raphael]

Photo by Arce, H.M.

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

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

Photo by Jinkings, K.

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

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

Photo by Landines, M./ Ana Sanabria

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

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

Photo by Sverlij, S.

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

Photo by Sverlij, S.
 
Pterodoras granulosus
[Granulated catfish]

Photo by Castro Lima, F.

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

Photo by Castro Lima, F.
 
Pterodoras rivasi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.6 cm SL

 
Rhinodoras armbrusteri
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Rhinodoras boehlkei Glodek, Whitmire & Orcés V., 1976

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Rhinodoras boehlkei
[]

Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia

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

Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia
 
Rhinodoras dorbignyi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 14.9 cm SL

 
Rhinodoras gallagheri
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

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

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Rhinodoras thomersoni
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL

 
Rhynchodoras castilloi
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Rhynchodoras woodsi
[]

Photo by Holm, E.

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

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Rhynchodoras xingui
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

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

 
Scorpiodoras liophysus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Trachydoras brevis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Trachydoras microstomus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Trachydoras nattereri
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL

 
Trachydoras paraguayensis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Trachydoras steindachneri
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Wertheimeria maculata
[]
93 Species of Family Doradidae
(Thorny catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Acanthodoras cataphractus Spiny catfish South America 11.5 SL
1881 Acanthodoras depressus South America 8.1 SL
1888 Acanthodoras spinosissimus Talking catfish South America 13.7 SL
1877 Agamyxis albomaculatus Spiny cat-fish South America 15 SL
1870 Agamyxis pectinifrons Whitebarred catfish South America 15 SL
1855 Amblydoras affinis South America 10 SL
1968 Amblydoras bolivarensis South America 10.2 SL
1968 Amblydoras gonzalezi South America 9.8 SL
1872 Amblydoras monitor South America 9 SL
1874 Amblydoras nauticus South America 7.5 SL
1872 Anadoras grypus South America 11.4 SL
1912 Anadoras insculptus South America
1908 Anadoras regani South America 11 SL
1855 Anadoras weddellii South America 15 SL
1821 Anduzedoras oxyrhynchus South America 32.3 SL
1853 Astrodoras asterifrons South America 8 SL
1821 Centrochir crocodili South America 21 SL
1872 Centrodoras brachiatus South America 41 TL
1915 Centrodoras hasemani South America 21 SL
1944 Doraops zuloagai South America 50 SL
1766 Doras carinatus South America 30 SL
2008 Doras higuchii South America
1912 Doras micropoeus South America 35 SL
2008 Doras phlyzakion South America
2008 Doras zuanoni South America
1874 Franciscodoras marmoratus South America 36 TL
1881 Hassar affinis South America 20 SL
2011 Hassar gabiru South America 17.2 SL
1875 Hassar orestis South America 24.7 SL
2013 Hassar shewellkeimi South America 22.1 SL
1895 Hassar wilderi South America 25 TL
1925 Hemidoras morrisi South America 14 SL
1855 Hemidoras stenopeltis South America 12.5 SL
1925 Hypodoras forficulatus South America 10.4 SL
1990 Kalyptodoras bahiensis South America 24.5 SL
1868 Leptodoras acipenserinus South America 20.3 SL
2005 Leptodoras cataniai South America 19.4 SL
1968 Leptodoras copei South America 14.2 SL
1915 Leptodoras hasemani South America 16.7 SL
1898 Leptodoras juruensis South America 28.8 SL
1912 Leptodoras linnelli South America 23 SL
2010 Leptodoras marki South America 9.3 SL
1970 Leptodoras myersi South America 7.7 SL
2005 Leptodoras nelsoni South America 16.2 SL
2008 Leptodoras oyakawai South America 12.4 SL
1956 Leptodoras praelongus South America 18.5 SL
2005 Leptodoras rogersae South America 18 SL
1840 Lithodoras dorsalis Rock-bacu South America 100 TL
1968 Megalodoras guayoensis South America 53 SL
1888 Megalodoras uranoscopus South America 60 SL
2007 Merodoras nheco South America 7 SL
1898 Nemadoras elongatus South America 12.7 SL
1925 Nemadoras hemipeltis South America 14.4 SL
1855 Nemadoras humeralis South America 13 SL
1912 Nemadoras leporhinus South America 8.1 SL
1898 Nemadoras trimaculatus South America 10.8 SL
1915 Opsodoras boulengeri South America 14.2 SL
1881 Opsodoras morei South America 10.3 SL
1882 Opsodoras stuebelii South America 11 SL
1925 Opsodoras ternetzi South America 12.2 SL
1927 Orinocodoras eigenmanni South America 20 SL
2011 Ossancora asterophysa South America 10.8 SL
1895 Ossancora eigenmanni South America 10.2 SL
1855 Ossancora fimbriata South America 9.1 SL
1855 Ossancora punctata South America 11 SL
1862 Oxydoras kneri South America 70 TL
1821 Oxydoras niger Ripsaw catfish South America 100 SL
1968 Oxydoras sifontesi South America 76 TL
2005 Physopyxis ananas South America 2.2 SL
2005 Physopyxis cristata South America 2.3 SL
1872 Physopyxis lyra South America 3.5 SL
1840 Platydoras armatulus Southern striped raphael South America 20 SL
2008 Platydoras brachylecis South America 21.6 SL
1758 Platydoras costatus Raphael catfish South America 24 SL
1840 Platydoras hancockii Blue-eye catfish South America 15 TL
1821 Pterodoras granulosus Granulated catfish South America 70 TL
1950 Pterodoras rivasi South America 55 SL
2008 Rhinodoras armbrusteri South America 9.6 SL
1976 Rhinodoras boehlkei South America 13.3 SL
1855 Rhinodoras dorbignyi South America 50 TL
2008 Rhinodoras gallagheri South America 14.9 SL
1984 Rhinodoras thomersoni South America 20 SL
2007 Rhynchodoras castilloi South America 8.0 SL
1976 Rhynchodoras woodsi South America 10.5 SL
1961 Rhynchodoras xingui South America 6.3 SL
1855 Scorpiodoras heckelii South America 16.1 SL
2011 Scorpiodoras liophysus South America
1853 Trachydoras brevis South America 9.3 SL
1912 Trachydoras microstomus South America 5.9 SL
1881 Trachydoras nattereri South America 10.3 SL
1907 Trachydoras paraguayensis South America 10.4 SL
1897 Trachydoras steindachneri South America 8.6 SL
1877 Wertheimeria maculata South America 30 SL



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