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  Doradidae
Doradidae

 

Doradidae = ( door ADD id dee )  

Commonly known as the "talking cats" due to the noise they make when removed from the water. Confused sometimes with the Auchenipteridae family ( Wood cats ) but they possess a row of scutes along their sides which is characteristic of this group.

Mostly nocturnal and very secretive and range from the diminutive Physopyxis lyra to the large and friendly Oxydodorus niger.
 

Danny Blundel @ The Danny Blundell Photo Gallery
Acanthodoras cataphractus
Anadoras grypus, Anadoras grypus, Anadoras grypus, Anadoras grypus, Anadoras grypus, Anadoras grypus, Anadoras grypus
Ossancora punctata
Hassar wilderi, Hassar wilderi
Megalodoras uranoscopus, Megalodoras uranoscopus, Megalodoras uranoscopus, Megalodoras uranoscopus, Megalodoras uranoscopus
Orinocodoras eigenmanni, Orinocodoras eigenmanni, Orinocodoras eigenmanni
Oxydoras niger, Oxydoras niger, Oxydoras niger, Oxydoras niger
Platydoras armatulus 
Pterodoras granulosus
Rhinodoras dorbignyi, Rhinodoras dorbignyi
Trachydoras paraguayensis, Trachydoras paraguayensis
 
Iain Briggs
Megalodoras uranoscopus
 
Whit Bronaugh @ Oregon State University
Doras carinatus
Leptodoras linnelli
 
Stuart Brown
Physopyxis ananas
 
Julian Dignall @ Planet Catfish
Hemidoras stenopeltis
Leptodoras cf. cataniai 'Nanay Form'
Tenellus leporhinus
 
DeLane
Platydoras armatulus  
 
Ian Fuller @ GoWildPeru
Tenellus cristinae
 
Yann Fulliquet
Tenellus cristinae, Tenellus cristinae, Tenellus cristinae, Tenellus cristinae
Ossancora punctata, Ossancora punctata, Ossancora punctata, Ossancora punctata, Ossancora punctata
 
Mark Goa
Centrodoras hasemani
Tenellus trimaculatus
 
Billy Grant
Orinocodoras eigenmanni, Orinocodoras eigenmanni
 
Steven Grant
Acanthodoras spinosissimus, Acanthodoras spinosissimus
Amblydoras monitor
Anadoras weddellii, Anadoras weddellii, Anadoras weddellii
Hypodoras forficulatus, Hypodoras forficulatus, Hypodoras forficulatus
Leptodoras acipenserinus, Leptodoras acipenserinus
 
Peru Aquarium Group
Acanthodoras spinosissimus
Leptodoras juruensis, Leptodoras juruensis
Platydoras armatulus
Pterodoras granulosus
Tenellus leporhinus, Tenellus leporhinus
 
Haakon Haagensen @ Catfish Scandinavia
Tenellus trimaculatus
 
Jonas Hansel @ Piranha-Info.com
Agamyxis pectinifrons, Agamyxis pectinifrons  
 
Christian Hauzar
Ossancora eigenmanni, Ossancora eigenmanni
 
Jean-Francois Helias @ Fishing Adventures Thailand
Oxydoras niger, Oxydoras niger, Oxydoras niger
 
Allan James @ ScotCat
Acanthodoras cataphractus
Agamyxis pectinifrons
Amblydoras nauticus, Amblydoras nauticus, Amblydoras nauticus
Anadoras grypus
Centrodoras brachiatus, Centrodoras brachiatus
Ossancora eigenmanni
Ossancora punctata
Kalyptodoras bahiensis, Kalyptodoras bahiensis
Orinocodoras eigenmanni
Oxydoras niger, Oxydoras niger, Oxydoras niger
Platydoras armatulus, Platydoras armatulus, Platydoras armatulus, Platydoras armatulus 
Platydoras hancockii, Platydoras hancockii
Physopyxis lyra, Physopyxis lyra, Physopyxis lyra, Physopyxis lyra, Physopyxis lyra
Rhinodoras armbrusteri
Rhinodoras dorbignyi, Rhinodoras dorbignyi
Trachydoras paraguayensis
 
Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library
Acanthodoras cataphractus
Agamyxis pectinifrons, Agamyxis pectinifrons, Agamyxis pectinifrons
Amblydoras nauticus, Amblydoras nauticus, Amblydoras nauticus
Hassar oresti, Hassar oresti, Hassar orestis
Hemidoras stenopeltis, Hemidoras stenopeltis, Hemidoras stenopeltis, Hemidoras stenopeltis, Hemidoras stenopeltis
Leptodoras cataniai, Leptodoras cataniai
Lithodoras dorsalis, Lithodoras dorsalis, Lithodoras dorsalis
Nemadoras elongatus, Nemadoras elongatus, Nemadoras elongatus, Nemadoras elongatus
Ossancora punctata, Ossancora punctata
Oxydoras sifontesi, Oxydoras sifontesi, Oxydoras sifontesi, Oxydoras sifontesi
Rhinodoras boehlkei, Rhinodoras boehlkei, Rhinodoras boehlkei, Rhinodoras boehlkei
Rhinodoras dorbignyi, Rhinodoras dorbignyi
Rhynchodoras woodsi, Rhynchodoras woodsi, Rhynchodoras woodsi
Tenellus leporhinus
Tenellus ternetzi, Tenellus ternetzi, Tenellus ternetzi
Trachydoras nattereri
Trachydoras steindachneri
 
Elke Kinlechner @ suedamerikafans.de
Amblydoras bolivarensis
 
Daphne Layley
Orinocodoras eigenmanni, Orinocodoras eigenmanni
Platydoras costatus
 
Graham Layley
Lithodoras dorsalis, Lithodoras dorsalis
Megalodoras uranoscopus
Platydoras armatulus
 
Frants Lehmann (Stamps)
Oxydoras niger
 
Beta Mahatvaraj @ indianaquariumhobbyist.com
Agamyxis pectinifrons, Agamyxis pectinifrons
 
Stuart McIntosh
Ossancora punctata
 
Ivan Mikolji @ mikolji.com
Scorpiodoras heckelii
 
Mark Sabaj Pérez @ All Catfish Species Inventory (ACSI)
Anduzedoras oxyrhynchus, Anduzedoras oxyrhynchus
Doras carinatus
Doras micropoeus, Doras micropoeus
Hassar orestis
Hemidoras morrisi
Hemidoras stenopeltis
Leptodoras acipenserinus
Leptodoras copei, Leptodoras copei
Leptodoras hasemani
Leptodoras juruensis
Leptodoras linnelli
Leptodoras myersi
Leptodoras praelongus
Opsodoras stuebelii 
Opsodoras ternetzi
Tenellus trimaculatus
 
Chris Ralph @ The Ralphster Photo Gallery
Acanthodoras cataphractus, Acanthodoras cataphractus, Acanthodoras cataphractus, Acanthodoras cataphractus
Agamyxis pectinifrons, Agamyxis pectinifrons, Agamyxis pectinifrons  
Amblydoras nauticus, Amblydoras nauticus
Megalodoras uranoscopus, Megalodoras uranoscopus, Megalodoras uranoscopus, Megalodoras uranoscopus
Ossancora eigenmanni
Pterodoras granulosus
Tenellus leporhinus
 
Enrico Richter @ Amazon Predators
Leptodoras cf. cataniai 'Nanay Form', Leptodoras cf. cataniai 'Nanay Form'
Leptodoras juruensis
Pterodoras granulosus, Pterodoras granulosus
 
Wolfgang Ros @ catfish-and-more
Pterodoras granulosus, Pterodoras granulosus, Pterodoras granulosus, Pterodoras granulosus, Pterodoras granulosus, Pterodoras granulosus
 
Jian Ruilong
Lithodoras dorsalis
Platydoras costatus, Platydoras costatus
 
David Sands
Platydoras costatus
 
Joost Schuitemaker @ The Small Aquarium
Agamyxis pectinifrons, Agamyxis pectinifrons, Agamyxis pectinifrons  
 
Richard A. Smith
Leptodoras linnelli, Leptodoras linnelli
 
Frank Teigler @ Hippocampus Bildarchiv
Scorpiodoras heckelii
 
 
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