Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Said to produce toxic fluids.
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Distribution

South America: Amazon and Essequibo River basins.
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Amazon and Essequibo River basins: Brazil, Colombia, Guyana and Peru.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 160 mm TL
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Max. size

13.7 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 37054))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Acanthodoras spinosissimus

The talking catfish, Acanthodoras spinosissimus, is a species of thorny catfish found in the Amazon and Essequibo River basins, occurring in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, and Peru. This species grows to 13.7 cm (5.4 in) in SL and can be found in the aquarium trade. This species is reported to produce toxic fluids.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Acanthodoras spinosissimus" in FishBase. December 2011 version.


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