All FishesDoradidaeDoradinae ⇒ The genus Acanthodoras

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Pronounced ah KAN tho door ass
Etymology Acanthodoras: From the Greek akantha, meaning thorn, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the spines on the bony scutes along the lateral line.
Identification The only genus of doradid with a fully rounded caudal fin.
Compatibility Usually peaceful but there has been one report of large specimens fighting with congeners to the point of poisoning each other.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Size Smallest 81mm, largest 137mm, average 111mm, most commonly 115mm. All SL.
Species There are 5 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
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