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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Doradidae Thorny catfishes
Subfamily: Astrodoradinae
Genus: Acanthodoras

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

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Acanthodoras cataphractus
[Spiny catfish]



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

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

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Acanthodoras spinosissimus
[Talking catfish]



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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



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