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Centrodoras

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Ordo: Siluriformes
Familia: Doradidae
Genus: Centrodoras

Centrodoras is a small genus of catfishes (order Siluriformes) of the family Doradidae. This genus contains two species, C. brachiatus and C. hasemani.[1]

Distribution

C. brachiatus is distributed throughout the Amazon River basin with the exception of the Rio Negro; conversely, C. hasemani lives only in the Rio Negro basin.[2][3]

Description

C. brachiatus grows to 41 centimetres (16 in) TL.[2] C. hasemani reaches a length of 21 cm (8 in) SL.[3]

References

1. ^ Ferraris, Carl J., Jr. (2007). "Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types" (PDF). Zootaxa 1418: 1–628. http://silurus.acnatsci.org/ACSI/library/biblios/2007_Ferraris_Catfish_Checklist.pdf.
2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2007). "Centrodoras brachiatus" in FishBase. June 2007 version.
3. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2007). "Centrodoras hasemani" in FishBase. June 2007 version.

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