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Down arrow Summary of Leporacanthicus
Pronounced lepor ah KAN thi cuss
Etymology Latin, lepus, leporis = rabbit + Greek, akantha = thorn.
Identification All Leporacanthicus spp. have a small backwards facing slightly proud blunt thorn-like plate on top of their heads.
Size Smallest 98mm, largest 300mm, average 221mm, most commonly 250mm. All SL.
Species There are 14 "species" in the database
Keepers 13 species (92%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Distribution

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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Leporacanthicus joselimai (25.69%)
2. Leporacanthicus triactis (23.17%)
3. Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias(l240) (17.13%)
4. Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias(l007) (12.72%)
5. Leporacanthicus heterodon (7.68%)
6. Leporacanthicus galaxias (7.18%)
7. Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias(l241) (2.14%)
8. Leporacanthicus sp. (L263) (2.14%)
9. Leporacanthicus sp. (L473) (0.63%)
10. Leporacanthicus sp. (L314) (0.63%)
11. Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias`venezuela` (0.5%)
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