Astrodoras asterifrons

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Astrodoras asterifrons
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Doradidae
Genus: Astrodoras
Bleeker, 1862
Species: A. asterifrons
Binomial name
Astrodoras asterifrons
(Kner, 1853)
  • Doras asterifrons
    Kner, 1853

Astrodoras asterifrons is the only species in the genus Astrodoras of the catfish (order Siluriformes) family Doradidae.[1] This species originates from the Amazon basin of Bolivia and Brazil and reaches a length of about 8.0 centimetres (3.1 in) SL.[2] This genus is the type genus of the subfamily Astrodoradinae.[3]


  1. ^ "Astrodoras asterifrons". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved May 22, 2007. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Astrodoras asterifrons" in FishBase. December 2011 version.
  3. ^ Higuchi, Horácio; Birindelli, José L. O.; Sousa, Leandro M.; Britski, Heraldo A. (2007). "Merodoras nheco, new genus and species from Rio Paraguay basin, Brazil (Siluriformes, Doradidae), and nomination of the new subfamily Astrodoradinae" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1446: 31–42.