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Scientific NameLeptodoras juruensis  Boulenger, 1898
Common NameSturgeon Catfish
Type LocalityRío Jurua, Brazil.
EtymologyLeptodoras: 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. Juruensis - From Juruá river.
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Size 290mm or 11.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationDorsal spine thin and greatly extended as a long flexible filament; bases of dorsal and paired fins with intense black pigment.
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DistributionSouth America: Amazon River basin
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Juruá (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesAnn. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 7)v. 2 (no. 12) - pp478
Neotropical Ichthyology, 3(4):637-678
Registered Keepers(1) amiidae, (2) wrasse (k: 2), who also notes: "This is a love/hate relationship! My nemesis fish! I lost the first 4 to what turned out to be whitespot. With the next 4 I lost 1 to whitespot which was not obvious until too late. I lost 1 to it not eating... it became weaker and thinner. The other 2 are fine now, but it was 'touch and go'! Very delicate fish at first... its a race to get them eating before they become too weak. Its a race to find the foods they will accept!!! They are also sensitive to whitespot treatment. Gorgeous fish, worth the battle!", (3) sturiosoma.

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Breeding ReportsNone.
Articles
Article - CotM 2012 March
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Last Update2012 Jan 13 01:20 (species record created: 2001 Aug 19 00:00)