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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.


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


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