Megalodoras uranoscopus (Eigenmann & Eigenmann, 1888)
Megalodoras uranoscopus
photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.

Family:  Doradidae (Thorny catfishes), subfamily: Doradinae
Max. size:  53 cm SL (male/unsexed); 60 cm SL (female); max.weight: 2,860.0 g; max.weight: 4,640.0 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Amazon, Tocantins and Essequibo River basins.
Biology:  Occurs in small groups and occasionally forms schools. Inhabits rivers. Is mainly diurnal. Feeds on the fruits of Licania longipetala and Astrocaryum jauary. Also feeds on pulmonate snails (Ref. 9086).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 12.12.96
Modified by: Sabaj Pérez, Mark Henry - 20.06.01

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