Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults live in sand holes of fast-flowing creeks. Feed on plants, fruits and leaves (Ref. 36801). Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

South America: Amazon River basin.
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Amazon River basin: Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 250 mm TL
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Max. size

25.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36801))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.8 - 7.8; dH range: 20
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Trophic Strategy

Live in sandholes of fast-flowing creeks. Feed on plants, fruits and leaves.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205). From Breder and Rosen (1966), on what appeared to be nest building, the fish excavated a cavity in the sand and then paved it with small stones which were carried to the pit in their mouths. When this was finished, the pair floated over the construction and engaged in an animated love play (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Leporinus affinis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Leporinus affinis

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
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