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Scientific Name Leptodoras cataniai  Sabaj Pérez, 2005
Common Name Slank Musemalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Río Casiquiare from mouth of río Pamoni to 4 kilometers below mouth, west of Pamoni, 2°48'N, 65°57'W, Amazonas, Venezuela.
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. Named in honor of David Catania, for his dedicated service to the ichthyological community since 1985 as Collection Manager of Fishes, California Academy of Sciences.
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Size 194mm or 7.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Rio Negro/Casiquiare Canal in Brazil and Venezuela.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Upper Negro, Casiquiare (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 4), pp 667, Figs. 4g, 5g, 6b, 18e and 22.
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Last Update 2021 Feb 15 05:29 (species record created: 2003 Apr 06 00:00)