Cat-eLog Right Arrow Doradidae Right Arrow Doradinae Right Arrow Leptodoras

  • Leptodoras praelongus
  • Leptodoras praelongus
  • Leptodoras praelongus
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Scientific Name Leptodoras praelongus  (Myers & Weitzman, 1956)
Common Name
Type Locality São Gabriel Rapids, Rio Negro, Amazonas, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Hassar praelongus
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 173mm or 6.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Negro and Orinoco River basins.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (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 Stanford Ichthyol. Bull. v. 7 (no. 1) 2 Fig. 1
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Last Update 2006 Feb 25 00:00 (species record created: 2006 Feb 20 00:00)