|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leptodoras juruensis Boulenger, 1898|
|Common Name(s)||Sturgeon Catfish|
|Type Locality||Río Jurua, Brazil.|
|Etymology||Leptodoras: From the Greek leptos, meaning slender, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the shape. Juruensis - From Juruá river.|
|Size||290mm (11.4") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Dorsal spine thin and greatly extended as a long flexible filament; bases of dorsal and paired fins with intense black pigment.|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon River basin
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Juruá (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|References||Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 7)v. 2 (no. 12) - pp478
Neotropical Ichthyology, 3(4):637-678
|Registered Keepers||(1) amiidae, (2) wrasse (k: 2), who also notes: "This is a love/hate relationship! My nemesis fish! I lost the first 4 to what turned out to be whitespot. With the next 4 I lost 1 to whitespot which was not obvious until too late. I lost 1 to it not eating... it became weaker and thinner. The other 2 are fine now, but it was 'touch and go'! Very delicate fish at first... its a race to get them eating before they become too weak. Its a race to find the foods they will accept!!! They are also sensitive to whitespot treatment.
Gorgeous fish, worth the battle!".
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- CotM 2012 March
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|Last Update||2012 Jan 13 01:20 (species record created: 2001 Aug 19 00:00)|
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