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Rhinodoras gallagheri  Sabaj Pérez, Taphorn & Castillo G., 2008

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Doradidae (Thorny catfishes)
Etymology: Rhinodoras: Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, dora = skin (Ref. 45335);  gallagheri: Named for Francis Richard Gallagher, mailroom supervisor at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, for his 37 years of dedicated service to the global community of taxonomists & systematists by shipping & receiving countless loans of specimens.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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South America: Río Apure, Río Capanaparo and Río Arauca of the middle Orinoco in Venezuela; and Río Aguas de Limón in Colombia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75166)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6. Differs from all other species of the genus Rhinodoras by the following combination of characters: pale, largely absence of dark pigmentation on ventral surfaces; anterior midlateral plates shallow to moderately deep, depth of fifth plate 16.6-26.2% of corresponding body depth; dorsal and ventral wings of anterior plates about equal in depth; midlateral plates anterior to vertical through pelvic-fin origin usually five; tympanal portion of lateral-line canal weakly ossified with two or three emergent plates, posterior-most largest with low medial ridge or procumbent thorn; postcleithral process moderately long and narrow, depth 23.9-34.5% of length; adipose eyelid moderate to large, horizontal diameter 10.9-14.6% of HL; pectoral fin rays usually eight; one-part gas bladder with terminal diverticula small and fused (Ref. 75166).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ferraris, Jr., Carl J. | Collaborators

Sabaj, M.H., D.C. Taphorn and O.E. Castillo G., 2008. Two new species of thicklip thornycats, genus Rhinodoras (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Doradidae). Copeia 2008(1):209-226. (Ref. 75166)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00358 - 0.01848), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .