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Platydoras armatulus
Southern Striped Raphael

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Life
Animalia
Chordata
Actinopterygii
Siluriformes
Doradidae (Thorny Catfishes)
Platydoras
Platydoras armatulus (Southern Striped Raphael)

Description

All text below is derived from a January 2013 copy of Dr. Timothy Bonner's website at Texas State University. That content was derived primarily from published literature. We are aware of some conflicts with the museum record and the content below will evolve as the new, expanded UT and Texas State Fishes of Texas project team members are able to update it. We invite collaborations to improve and expand the species account content. Please contact us if you wish to help, or if you discover flaws in our species account content that you can address.

Type Locality

(Valenciennes)

 

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Coloration: Lateral body surface with whitish stripes (Hubbs et al. 2008).

 

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Texas distribution: Introduced; specimens have been taken in San Felipe Creek, Del Rio (Hubbs et al. 2008).

 

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References

 

Hubbs, C., R.J. Edwards, and G.P. Garrett. 2008. An annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Texas, with keys to identification of species. Texas Journal of Science, Supplement, 2nd edition 43(4):1-87.

 

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