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Scientific Name Leptodoras acipenserinus  (Günther, 1868)
Common Name
Type Locality Xeberos, upper Amazons, E. Bartlett [Xeberos (= Jeberos) is a village in the Peruvian Amazon (Department Loreto) near the río Aipana, a small tributary that joins the río Huallaga near the latter’s confluence with the río Marañon (Amazonas Drainage)]
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 197mm or 7.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution known from widely separate sites along the cis-Andean piedmont in the upper Amazon basin in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil (Fig. 16). Most 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.
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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References Neotropical Ichthyology, 3(4):637-678
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Last Update 2013 Jan 04 09:19 (species record created: 2011 Oct 18 08:23)