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Tenellus trimaculatus (Boulenger, 1898)

Image contributors to this species:

Mark Sabaj Pérez (1) Haakon Haagensen (1) Mark Goh (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory   Catalog of Fishes

Relevant Information:

Tenellus is a new new genus, described by Birindelli to include, Nemadoras trimaculatus, N. leporhinus and N. ternetzi. The snout is constricted, narrowly compressed (gape very small); dorsal profile concave between tip of snout and posterior nares. Remarks: This species has still got the previous name of Nemadoras trimaculatus in Fishbase but in Catalog of Fishes the new name is accepted.

Common Name:



Oxydoras trimaculatus, Opsodoras trimaculatus, Leptodoras trimaculatus, Opsodoras ogilviev, Nemadoras trimaculatus  




South America: Amazon, Orinoco and Essequibo River basins. Type Locality: Rio Jurua an affluant of the Amazons.


11cm. (4¼ins)


22-25°C (71-77°F)




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.
ScotCat Article no. 57. Mark H. Sabaj; Key to Leptodoras and Select Related Taxa.
Birindelli, J. L. O. 2014 (16 Sept.) Phylogenetic relationships of the South American Doradoidea (Ostariophysi: Siluriformes). Neotropical Ichthyology v. 12 (no. 3): 451-563 [1-102].



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