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  • Leptodoras myersi
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Scientific Name Leptodoras myersi  Böhlke, 1970
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Type Locality Vicinity of Iquitos, Amazon R. (Marañon) between Isla Iquitos and Isla Lapuna, Peru, depth to 12 ft.
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. 
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Size 77mm or 3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Upper Amazon River basin
Amazon, Upper Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) v. 38 (no. 3) 54 Figs. 1-2
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Last Update 2007 Aug 10 14:55 (species record created: 2007 Aug 05 05:26)