Doraops zuloagai  Schultz, 1944

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Doradidae (Thorny catfishes)
Etymology: Doraops: Greek, dora = skin + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Schultz.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26543)

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South America: Lake Maracaibo basin including lake itself (along southwest shore) and Apon, Santa Ana, Catatumbo, Escalante and de Los Pajaros River basins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rivers, preferring muddy bottom of backwaters (Ref. 26543). Feeds on insects, worms, small crabs and snails (Ref. 26543).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaborators

Burgess, W.E., 1989. An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA). 784 p. (Ref. 6868)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.47 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.