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Scientific Name Leptodoras acipenserinus  (Günther, 1868)
Common Name
Type Locality Xeberos [Jeberos] near río Aipana, Upper Amazon River, Loreto, Peru.
Synonym(s) Oxydoras acipenserinus
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 203mm or 8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Most exported specimens are from upland areas in the upper Napo, Marañon, Huallaga, Pastaza, Ucayali and upper Madeira, Guaporé, Madre de Dios systems. A few specimens have been collected in lowland tributaries of the río Amazonas, Itaya and Nanay near Iquitos.
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Distribution South America: Upper Amazon basin in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Napo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Huallaga (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Marañón, Pastaza (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Upper Madeira (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Madre de Dios (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Itaya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Upper Amazon, Nanay (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.
Down arrow Further Information
Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 1 (no. 6) (art. 56), pp 475.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 13 01:16 (species record created: 2011 Oct 18 08:23)