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Pterodoras granulosus  (Valenciennes, 1821)

Granulated catfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Doradidae (Thorny catfishes)
Etymology: Pterodoras: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Greek, doras = skin (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.5 - ?; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical; 20°C - 24°C (Ref. 2060), preferred ?

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South America: Amazon and Paraná River basins and coastal drainages in Guyana and Suriname.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 25.4, range 64 - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37054); max. published weight: 6.5 kg (Ref. 40637)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Nocturnal predator. Occurs in small groups. Feeds mainly on the fruits of Astrocaryum javary (Ref. 9084).

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

Sabaj, M.H. and C.J. Ferraris Jr., 2003. Doradidae (Thorny catfishes). p. 456-469. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 37054)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: public aquariums
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