Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Omnivorous, feeding mainly on insects, crustaceans, mollusks, other invertebrates and some vegetable material (Ref. 6868).
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Distribution

South America: Paraná River basin.
  • 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)
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Paraná River basin: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

70.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 37054)); max. published weight: 9,000 g (Ref. 6868)
  • Burgess, W.E. 1989 An atlas of freshwater and marine catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey (USA). 784 p. (Ref. 6868)
  • 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)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Diseases and Parasites

Spinoxyuris Infestation. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Cystidicoloides Infection 3. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
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Wikipedia

Oxydoras kneri

Oxydoras kneri is a species of thorny catfish found in the Paraná River basin in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. This species grows to a length of 70.0 centimetres (27.6 in) TL and reaches a weight of 9.0 kilograms (20 lb). This species is caught commercially for human consumption. O. kneri is omnivorous, feeding mainly on insects, crustaceans, mollusks, other invertebrates and some vegetable material.

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