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Anadoras grypus (Cope, 1872)

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ScotCat Sources:

Factsheet Article Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search   All Catfish Species Inventory

Relevant Information:

Similar to Amblydoras nauticus but this species has a serrated dorsal fin ray against A. grypus which is smooth. There is also a difference in the colour patterns and the shape of the head fontanels. The bony plates are also smaller than on Amblydoras. Aquarium care: As this species can grow modertly large you would need to house with same size species or near as they could pick off small fish at night as this is, as most Dorads are, reclusive during daylight hours. Diet: Tablet foods, frozen and live worms. Will also eat snails in the aquarium.

Common Name:

Dusky Doradid


Doras grypus




South America: Upper Amazon River basin: Peru. Type locality: small streams tributary to the Ambyiacu, as well as the river itself , which empties into the Amazon near Pebas, in Eastern Ecuador, some distance east of the Napo.


15cm. (6ins)


22-26°C (71-79°F)




Baensch, H.A. and R. Riehl 1985 Aquarien atlas. Band 2. Mergus, Verlag für Natur- und Heimtierkunde GmbH, Melle, Germany. 1216 p.
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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