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|Scientific Name||Lepthoplosternum tordilho Reis, 1997|
|Type Locality||Marginal lagoon near sanga do Junco, on dust road between highway BR-116 and Barra do Ribeiro, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.|
|Pronunciation||lep THOP low STERN um|
|Etymology||Lepthoplosternum: From the Greek leptos, meaning small and hoplosternum; in reference to the small size. Hoplosternum: From the Greek hoplon, meaning shield and sternum, meaning breast; in reference to the prominent coracoid bones on the breast.|
|Size||46mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Lepthoplosternum species are the smallest of the Callichthyinae (maximum SL = 60.3 mm). They are distinguished by two unique traits: (1) a lower lip with a deep medial notch and a smaller lateral notch, forming two fleshy semi-triangular projections on each side of the midline, and a single unbranched ray preceding the branched rays on the anal fin.|
|Sexing||Mature males of Callichthys, Dianema, Hoplosternum, Lepthoplosternum, and Megalechis have a thick adipose body on the ventral surface of the pectoral fin. In Dianema, Hoplosternum, Lepthoplosternum and Megalechis (but not in Callichthys), the coracoid bones are at least partially exposed and expanded medially. In Dianema, Hoplosternum and Megalechis, these medial expansions of the coracoids are especially developed, covering most of the skin between the pectoral fins and sometimes overlapping at the midline in fully developed mature males, however there does not appear to be a similar sexually dimorphic expansion of the coracoids in Lepthoplosternum.|
|Distribution||South America: northern tributaries of Laguna dos Patos in southern Brazil. |
Rio Grande Do Sul State Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Near Threatened, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 7 (no. 4), pp 321, Fig. 16.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 26 15:22 (species record created: 2018 Aug 22 13:39)|