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Scientific Name Leptodoras rogersae  Sabaj Pérez, 2005
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Type Locality Río Orinoco (Atlantic drainage), river channel at Palua just below mouth of río Caroni, 181 miles upstream from sea buoy, 8°21'N, 62°43'W, Bolivar, 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 honour of Mary Anne Rogers, for her dedicated service to the ichthyological community since 1988 as Collection Manager of Fishes, Field Museum of Natural History.
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Size 178mm or 7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Leptodoras rogersae is known from the río Orinoco from Isla Ratón (near mouth of río Vichada, northwestern Amazonas) to the delta, Venezuela.
Orinoco (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.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Neotropical Ichthyology v. 3 (no. 4), pp 665, Figs. 5c, 15c, 21.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 13 02:27 (species record created: 2009 Jan 02 00:42)