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Orinoco Sailfin Catfish

Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus (Hancock 1828)


Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus (Orinoco Sailfin Catfish) is a species of bony fishes in the family suckermouth armored catfishes. They are associated with freshwater habitat. Individuals can grow to 50.0 cm. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 18 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Orinoco sailfin catfish. View this species on GBIF