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Leptodoras juruensis  Boulenger, 1898

Image contributors to this species:

Mark Sabaj Pérez (1)  Peru Aquarium Group (2) Robin Warne (1) Enrico Richter (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Article Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

 

Relevant Information:

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6 - 6; Anal soft rays: 16 - 18. Body extremely elongate, predorsal distance 26-28% of SL; and dorsal spine thin, weakly ossified and prolonged well beyond tip of first ray as long flexible filament. Appears restricted to the deep, rather swift channels of very large whitewater rivers. Can be readily identified by the very long filament to the dorsal. Has black colouring to the base of dorsal, pectoral, ventral and caudal peduncle. Very striking if rare 'Dorad'.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Doradidae blycipitidae

Distribution:

South America: Amazon River basin. Type locality: Jurua River, Brazil

Size:

29cm. (11½ins)

Temp:

22-25°C (71-77°F)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Sabaj, M.H. 2005 Taxonomic assessment of Leptodoras (Siluriformes: Doradidae) with descriptions of three new species. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(4):637-678.

 

 

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                                                                                               updated = September 15, 2017 © ScotCat 1997-2017