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  • Amblydoras affinis
  • Amblydoras affinis
  • Amblydoras affinis
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Scientific NameAmblydoras affinis  (Kner, 1855)
Common Name
Type LocalityRio Branco, Rio Guapore.
Synonym(s)Doras affinis
Pronunciationam blee door ass
EtymologyAmblydoras: From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the non-serrated dorsal spine. 
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Size 132mm or 5.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionSouth America: Guaporé, Branco and Essequibo River basins.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro, Branco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesSitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 17
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Oct 30 13:49 (species record created: 2009 Apr 02 14:09)